Car Tire shopping guide  
 

Car Tire shopping guide

With Car tires, it's about safety first. Running on balding tires isn't safe for you, your family or the other drivers around you. So let's check out some of the top rated car tires!

Top Rated Car Tires by Type

All Season Passenger Tires

These tires are designed for smooth & quiet rides, and usually long tread life. This is the category of tire that typically has the longest warranty, ranging up to and beyond 90,000 miles. Usually an S or T speed rating. Recommended picks:
  • Michelin Hydroedge
  • Goodyear Assurance TripleTred

All Season Touring Tires

Higher performance and wide range of speed ratings (S, T, U, H, V). Warranties also vary widely. Better handling has the tradeoff of shorter tread life.
  • Michelin Primacy MXV4
  • Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Ultra High Performance All Season Tires

Ultra high performance tires have the highest speed ratings ZR, and have high grip ratings in dry and wet conditions, sacrificing a bit on the winter conditions. Expect a shorter tread life and higher prices to go with your performance boost.
  • Cooper Zeon RS3-A
  • Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
  • Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Who makes the Best car tires?

Well there are 3 really big tire companies, and none of them would have survived in the competitive tire business if the didn't have good products. For passenger all season tires, Goodyear's Assurance Triple Tred is the top of the list, with the Michelin HydroEdge right next to it, as it's quality is the same, but the HydroEdge has slightly poorer ice & snow traction.

Who has the best tires Prices?

Costco, Sears, Walmart, Discount Tire and Tirerack are all very competitive on prices. Costco has very little selection, but if they have what you want, it's a pretty good deal. Tirerack has the lowest prices up front, but you still need to pay to get them mounted, so the total price is comparable. Tirerack also has the best selection of performance summer tires. Discount Tire has the widest variety (trailer & ATV), carrying more brands than the others, and you can find out if they have the tires you want at the location nearest you online.

 
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