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The Fallacy of Cheap Tires Sold
Choosing the Right Tire for your Vehicle.
November 30th, 2015
Question: I need new tires. How do I know which tires to get?
Allen Tire Inc. Answer: Let's look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: Function, Fit, and Value.
Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: weather conditions, terrain, temperatures, etc.
New family vehicles sold in VA come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most Richmond road conditions – but they aren't ideal at the extremes.
Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and road-holding characteristics for Richmond than all-season tires in VA winter weather.
Dedicated summer tires enhance warm weather performance driving.
If you drive off-road around Richmond, there is a spectrum of tires from all-terrai ...