Allen Tire Inc. Blog

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires Sold

New tires are a big ticket item for most drivers. You're not only concerned about the price, but you want to know that it'll be a long time before you need to buy new tires again. `
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Choosing the Right Tire for your Vehicle.

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 ...

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