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21-Jan-2014

When purchasing new or used cars or getting them repaired, we mostly focus on factors like comfort, design, and cost. But we rarely give any thoughts on the tires that come with the vehicle, ignoring the fact that they are our sole contact with the road as we travel. The following is a list of the top 5 ways in which the choice of tires makes a big difference to your driving experience:

1. Safety

Installing new tires means you assure safety for the next 65,000 to 100,000 miles of the vehicle's life. Changing your tires every 5 to 7 years is not only economical, but it also improves the vehicle's ability to brake, accelerate, and turn. If you are driving cars like the Honda Odyssey, search for tires prices online before visiting Honda dealers in your city.

2. Increased Performance

Continuing from the previous point, most tires are performance-oriented and are made from stickier compounds with aggressive tread designs. For best results, select tires in the right performance category as per your requirements, such as racing or all-year.

3. Mileage

In addition, tires also influence your gas mileage. If you have a set of worn out tires with an uneven tread pattern, your gas mileage will be negatively affected because your car will use extra power to provide traction. To ensure that your new tires don't wear out quickly, get your vehicle aligned by a mechanic when you get them replaced. This will help you maintain a favorable gas mileage on both new and used cars.

4. Improved Traction

Factors like the compound and tread life of the tires influence how they perform on different roads and weather conditions. Softer tires will prove to be great this time of the year, but will cause performance and mileage issues once summer arrives. The best tip in this regard is to have two set of tires to improve your safety and efficiency in different weather conditions. If you drive a Chrysler town and country (used), you can save the hassle and go for the Primewell PS 830/850 as these deliver all-season traction.

5. Comfort

Finally, new tires make far less noise than worn out ones. This translates to added convenience, especially during long morning commutes or cross-city trips.

By Paul Cook MWC




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