Choosing the Right Tires

You could have the latest vehicle model with all the bells and whistles, but it will all be in vain if you don’t have a proper set of tires to go along with it. Do you and your vehicle and do some research before deciding on your next set of Hayes Tires!

You wouldn’t wear a pair of sandals to the sledding hill, would you? This same principle applies to your vehicle and its tires.

There are a few things to look out for when shopping around for a new set of tires. To start out with, think of your basic driving habits and what sort of terrain you encounter on a daily basis. For example—if you live up on the top of a mountain and drive up dirt roads every day, they you’ll have different needs than someone who lives in a suburb and parks in a garage every night.

Second, find a quality Hayes Auto Repair shop to take you vehicle with an ASE-CertifiedHayes Mechanic that will help recommend the right kind of tires for your vehicle and lifestyle. Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a new set of Hayes Tires:

Tread Life

Tread life is marked by the UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading). The US Dept. of Transportation requires all manufactures to give their tires a grade under this system according to tread wear, traction and resistance.

Wet Weather Requirements

When it’s wet outside, the chance of hydroplaning becomes more likely. Depending on where you live geographically, this may not be as important, but it’s always good to be ready in case of excessive moisture.

Speed Rating

Some tires can go fast—excessively fast. And unless you’re an underground street racer, you won’t need anything that goes above 130 MPH. This kind of tire will still be great quality and very fair priced and you won’t notice the difference on the road.

Tread Pattern

Different tread patterns can mean a lot. They can provide better/worse grip, or even more noise. A Hayes Auto Repair with an ASE-Certified Hayes Mechanic can help you figure this out. Your Hayes Tires are nothing to mess around with!

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