Tire Buying Tips from Goodyear

When it comes to vehicle maintenance how often do you think about your tires? Is it always the last thing on your mind, or the first?

For me, tires are really important. I drive A LOT, and I know that a good set of tires can make the difference in inclement weather. Coming from someone who has put over 180,000 miles on just one of our three vehicles in seven short years….you know that I value having a great set of wheels under my car.

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Tire Buying Tips

While tire buying make not seem that exciting, Goodyear offers these tips for when you need to make your next tire purchase:

  • First, find the make and model of your vehicle. Your version/option might also be required, which is sometimes called your package level. Version/option can affect your tire size. It should be located on an information placard in your vehicle. In vehicles made after 2005, this placard will be located in the driver’s side door. In older vehicles, the placard may be located instead in the rear passenger doorjamb, fuel filler, glove box or center console, or engine compartment. For example, the version/option of a Honda Accord EX V6 is EX V6.
  • You can also use your tire size. Your tire size should be on your tire’s sidewall. It could also be listed on the placard inside your driver’s side door, or in your owner’s manual.
  • Factors like whether you drive around town, take frequent long trips, or drive on- or off-road should influence your decision, as tires are designed to serve a variety of functions, like street performance, long, comfortable rides, enduring treadwear, and enhanced grip.
  • Ask what’s included in the tire price, such as balancing, valve stem replacement, installation, Tire Pressure Monitor System service, and wheel alignment, which could be necessary if the previous tires wore unevenly.
  • Selecting optional Road Hazard Coverage will protect your tires from scrap metal or other items that could puncture them.
  • If you end up with more than one choice, our sales professionals can discuss the features and benefits of each tire with you, so you can make a confident decision.

Winter Tires

Don’t forget to get winter tires when the weather starts to turn cool. In extremely cold temperatures the tread rubber of an all season or summer tire stiffens and becomes less able to provide sufficient traction. To combat this, tread rubber compounds of winter tires are designed to remain flexible, allowing the tire to grip the road better.

Warsaw Chrysler has a great MOPAR service center and shares this video that explains all about winter tires:


I switched out my tires for some new Goodyear tires, and boy does it make a difference! See more here.




So tell us…

When is the last time you had your tires serviced or changed?

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44 thoughts on “Tire Buying Tips from Goodyear

  • July 11, 2014 at 11:01 am
    My husband takes care of car maintenance so I don't know when was the last time. Tires need to be rotated to last. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 11:16 am
    I just had the tired rotated on my car about a month ago. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 11:20 am
    We just put new all season tires on our car this year, after having the winter tires removed. Keeping them inflated properly with nitrogen makes them last longer :) Reply
    • July 11, 2014 at 11:24 am
      With nitrogen? Really Andrew...guess I never knew that! Reply
      • July 11, 2014 at 11:37 am
        Yup, nitrogen! I didn't know about it either until several years ago. Our tire place includes it with new tire purchases. There's a lot of benefits, which ultimately leads to increasing the life of the tires by about 25%... Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 11:33 am
    I am always concerned about my tire tread and air pressure! I check my tire pressure every month. A great tip to make your tires last longer is to make sure you have the proper tire air pressure. It is so important. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 11:55 am
    We had a flat tire about 6 months ago, so that was the last time our tires had been looked at demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    We changed the tires a few months ago. I think tires need to be rotated to last Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm
    I'm not sure when we changed them last. Check for air pressure every so often. purposedrivenlife4you(at)gmail(dot)com Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    We take our car to the dealer so they rotate our tires every other oil change. My tip is to make sure you check your air levels. It will help your tires and your gas mileage. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm
    My Durango needs new tires as of like LAST YEAR! Fingers crossed this giveaway can help with that! haha :-) Thanks for posting Jesica Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 2:10 pm
    We just purchased new tires for my hubby's truck two weeks ago. He drives for his job and really can wear out a set of tires. He is always monitoring the tires air pressure to be sure he is getting the most out them, which also saves on gas. :) Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm
    I had my tires rotated when I got my oil changed 4 months ago. I try to get them rotated frequently to help them last. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    I actually got a set of four new tires 3 years ago, but I need to get them rotated soon. I keep on on my car matinence. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm
    Last time I had my tires changed was about six months ago. I have them rotate to make them last. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm
    Last time I had my tires serviced was 3 years ago. Definitely time for a new set. They are getting slick. Reply
  • July 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm
    I recently had my tire pressure checked but I now need to rotate my tires. Reply
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  • July 12, 2014 at 1:58 am
    I have had my car for about 6 months now and I have not done anting with the tires but they do need to be replaced asap. Reply
  • July 12, 2014 at 6:43 am
    We got our tires serviced about 3 months ago Reply
  • July 12, 2014 at 6:51 am
    I have no idea how long it has been on my van, hubby's truck was rotated a few months ago. Keeping the air right helps them not wear out so fast. Reply
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  • July 12, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    I do not really know of tips to keep my tires good other than check the air in them and keep them at what they are supposed to be. I recently had a blow out because I wasn't doing what I was supposed to in terms of caring for my tires. I have since learned my lesson. Reply
  • July 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm
    It's been awhile since Ive bought new tires but I had them rotated 2 weeks ago. Reply
  • July 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    I just had my tires services/rotated last week, in fact! Reply
  • July 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm
    The last time we had it serviced was 3 months ago and we make sure that our tires are properly rotated and the tire pressure is good Reply
  • July 14, 2014 at 8:31 am
    We actually just replaced my tires on my vehicle about three weeks ago. It was much needed! I make them last by trying not to run over anything harmful and keep them rotated and balanced on a regular basis. Reply
  • July 14, 2014 at 11:41 am
    I had the tires rotated on my car in May and I check the air in them rather often. Reply
  • July 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    I have not had my tires done for awhile, they really need replacing. I Think its important to get your tires rotated, and not brake too fast and hard all the time. Reply
  • July 14, 2014 at 6:01 pm
    Is it bad that I don't know?! ;) Reply
    • July 15, 2014 at 8:18 am
      Lol, I think it might be. Worn out tires can be dangerous if you get a blow-out. Maybe next time you get your oil changed have them check the threads for you...we want you to be safe! :-) Reply
  • July 15, 2014 at 9:00 am
    We had our tires rotated a couple of months ago and always make sure to keep them at the correct pressure. Reply
  • July 15, 2014 at 10:29 am
    Its a new truck, so I don't need new tires just yet. Reply
  • July 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm
    I dont remember when we changed them last. Check for air pressure a lot. Reply
  • July 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm
    About three months ago, rotating the tires help. Thanks for the chance! Reply
  • July 20, 2014 at 7:32 am
    i just got my tires changed two weeks ago! Reply
  • July 20, 2014 at 10:41 am
    Just had tires rotated last month and last bought a new tire about a year ago. Reply
  • July 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    It's been a while since we've changed or serviced our tires, at least a year. My tip is just to drive easy to help tires last! Reply
  • July 22, 2014 at 7:55 am
    We had our tires replaced about two years ago. My tip is to have them rotated often and you will get lots more life out of them! Reply
  • July 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm
    Yesterday I had them inspected. They need changed. Reply
  • July 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm
    My husband takes care og the cars. I am not sure how often he does tire service. Reply
  • July 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    I had them changed a few years ago. Just check to make sure theres enough air in them. Reply
  • July 25, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    Last time I had my tires changed was about six months ago. I have them rotate to make them last. Reply
  • July 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    My car is a 2014. I have not had them serviced or changed yet. Reply

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