by Joel Jacobson
Looking for some good tires cheap?
If you drive an older car, truck, or SUV, why spend a lot of money on new tires when you can buy some good tires cheap? There are some good quality tires out there that aren’t necessarily name brand, but deliver good performance with the big price.
When comparison shopping for tires cheap, you should always compare the diameter of the tire, radius, sidewall height, circumference, RPM, and speedometer difference. Note that tire diameters can vary slightly for each tire model. When changing sizes, it’s recommended that you stay within 3% of the diameter of the original tire. Any more and face the risk of brake failure. Make sure all the tires are the same size!
Depending on where you live will also dictate the tires cheap you will choose. There are summer tires, all-season tires, winter tires, racing tires, etc. And these categories can be further broken down into economy, premium, super premium, touring, etc. It all depends on the kind of daily use the tire will see.
Whether you’re buying tires cheap, or a new set of tires, the most popular tires are the all-terrain. You never have to worry about changing the tires depending on weather conditions. They are much more convenient then having to change from summer to winter tires, and vice versa.
Proper care is always important when buying tires cheap. Some tips for proper upkeep on your tire:
1. Proper tire inflation - this is the single most important factor in tire care. The inflation pressure on the side of the tire is the MAXIMUM for the tire. This is not necessarily the proper inflation for your vehicle. Check the inside of the driver’s door for the correct tire pressure.
2. Wheel alignment - when tire and wheel assemblies are running straight and true, they are in proper alignment. Proper alignment is essential for even tire wear and precise steering.
3. Vibration – if you notice vibration, get it looked at immediately. This could indicate a problem with the steering and / or suspension system.
4. Tire balancing – unbalanced or not properly balanced tires can cause undue wear and tear to the tires. You may notice vibration and shimmy problems which may lead to added wear and tear on suspension components. Tires should be balanced when they are mounted to the wheels for the first time.
If you do your homework, comparison shop, and take the time to read product reviews, you can find a good set of tires cheap for your vehicle without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Joel Jacobson is a freelance writer, web designer, and product design engineer. He's an avid fisherman who loves to northern and musky fish. He and his wife recently adopted two infant girls from Russia, and that keeps them quite busy.