The Dos and Don’ts of
Many people don’t realize that tires are the most important
safety feature on every vehicle. Your tires provide the only connection between
your car and the road. Lifesaving
technologies like anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control cannot do
their job if the tires don’t have a good grip on the road.
We want to help you find the best tire for you and your
driving style because there isn’t just one best tire. The Whitecars family of Acura, Audi, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, G6, GMC, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, LEXUS, LINCOLN, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen dealerships knows
this and has access to thousands of different brands and types of tires to help
keep you safe on the road. We serve the
We have gathered a short list of dos and don’ts for when it
comes time to purchase your next set of tires.
DON’T spend too
little on tires
Cheap tires are cheap for a reason, they are poorly designed. This leads to increased stopping distances and
adds risk to already risky emergency maneuvers.
Tires have a traction rating found on the tire itself, always purchase
tires with A or AA rating vs B or C.
DON’T spend too much
Well-known tire brands do provide a consistent high level of quality but don’t
overlook lesser known tire brands that produce quality products at a lower
cost. Talk to a Whitecars family tire specialist or service specialist for recommendations.
DON’T go straight to
the tire from the OEM
Car manufacturers find an overall tire that provides acceptable performance for
all weather conditions and all driving terrains or might choose comfort over
handling or handling over tread life. When you talk to a Whitecars family tire specialist we will match the best tire to your daily driving challenges.
Do buy 4 tires at
It’s best to replace all 4 tires at once, but if a damaged tire cannot be
repaired it is best to replace its partner on the other side and put them in
the rear. WHY you ask? This will help the car keep its stability and
predictability in a panic swerve. Older
tires in the rear will increase the likelihood to spin out regardless if your
car is front or rear wheel drive.
Do have realistic
Not one tire can do it all! Performance tires will wear out faster or a more
comfortable riding tire may be less agile.
Talk to our tire specialists about possible tradeoffs of the tires you
are looking at.
DO buy 2 sets of
Do you use the same pair of shoes for hiking, jogging, walking through snow and
dancing? No you don’t. If you live where it snows buy a proper set
of winter tires to use in the winter.
Winter tires are designed to keep your car going in the direction you
want when the roads are covered with snow and ice. When summer arrives you can look for tires
that perform better in rain, have better handling on hot roads or a longer