shutterstock_98507390Tires by definition are just rubber wrapped around your wheels providing cushion and traction. They are the directly responsible for your trucks performance. Tires have come a long way from their humble beginnings by Charles Goodyear in 1844.  Tires now come in all sizes and many different manufactures.  Choosing the right tire can be daunting.  Here are some ways to make the process easier.

The type of tire: What do you need the tire to do for your truck? Do you need them for long wear, comfort, performance, or seasonal? Obviously size, load capacity, and speed rating are things you need to know also.  You may want to sit down and think about your driving habits to best decide what type of tire you need for your truck. Don’t forget to include your driving environment. Snow tires may be a good investment.

Price: Now I know what your thinking.  Your tire dealer is always going to try and up sell you.  While this may be true, listen to your dealer why some tires are more pricey than others.  When buying truck tires, always go with at least the same quality of tire you originally had if not one step up.  Trust me you will notice a difference.  Yes a premium tire may cost more up front, but in the long run you will see your money returned.  Premium tires last longer because they are made better.  Meaning you have to replace them less. See, money saved. The ride is often smoother too.

Remember a good set of tires will give you more traction and control on the road no matter the conditions.   If you have questions on anything tire related to your GMC trucks or SUV, always talk to your dealer.  Your dealer will often have OEM tires available and a plethora of information on what tire would best work for you.  Talk to your local dealership in Thunder Bay parts and service about new tires today.