Save Money on Tires
Here are some tips that you can use to keep money in your wallet:
Get the right tires:
Did you know that bigger tires are more expensive? If you
’re getting tires that aren’t the manufacturer’s recommended size then you could be spending more money than is necessary because big tires lower the miles you can get per gallon. This is true according to the Service Manager at Patrick Jaguar of Naperville, a full-service car dealership in Naperville, IL.
Keep them inflated:
We think you know that underinflated tires cost you some money. The reason: underinflated tires do not roll as easily and this drops your gas mileage. By the way, here is a great point: the correct pressure to inflate the tires is NOT what the pressure number stated on the tire is. That is the maximum pressure! To find out what the pressure that you should inflate the tires to is, check your owner’s manual or on the inflation sticker on your front door jambs.
Do not forget alignments:
This final tip is more common sense than anything else. If your tires show weird wear patterns (worn more on one edge than the other), get the vehicle’s tires aligned. It’s just smart to get an alignment and protect the investment of your tires—they really cost a lot of money, right?
Buy the tires at the correct time:
Were you aware that if you bought your tires off-season that you may save money? It’s easy, buy your winter tires in the summer and summer tires in the winter. Just consider it, retailers need year-round sales and guess what? They incentivize when product sales slow down. Yay for off-season goods!
Many people don’t shop around for tires, they just buy whatever the local tire store says to buy. Keep in mind, that there are always good deals somewhere when you are seeking tires. Keep your eyes peeled for rebates that your local car dealership may offer. It’s worth paying attention to this stuff!
Not all tires are made equal:
In areas that have winter weather, get a second set of winter tires for safe drives. This will help guarantee sure-footing regardless of whatever Mother Nature will throw at you. A lot of people get a second set of rims and they keep their summer tires and winter tires separate.
Don’t throw away punctured tires:
There is absolutely nothing wrong with patching a tire with a hole. If you find a nail in the center of your tread that’s leaking air, bring it to your local car dealer or repair facility and have them patch it up. Sometimes it may be suggested that a new tire would be better but that is definitely not always the case. Uusally a patch will cost $25 or so and will last the life of the tire.
With a little TLC, you can assure your tires are safe to drive on and you can save a big deal of money. We hope that you have enjoyed this article!
Featured image by Tino Rossini