Brand New Acura Tires and Tire Replacement
You may not think of tires as something of top importance to your vehicle, but the truth is, your tires can affect the performance, gas mileage, safety, and driving experience in your vehicle. That is why it is crucial to have high-quality tires, and to replace your tires when they are wearing out.
Your tires can have a big impact on your driving experience. Learn more about when to change your tires and what tires to choose for your vehicle below.
How to Know When to Replace Your Tires
The lifespan of your tires can really depend on how much driving you do. People say that the average tires can last between six and ten years. However, if you put a lot of miles on your car, your tires could wear out more quickly than that.
The good news is, there is a way to check your tire treads to see if you need to replace your tires. If your tire tread is down to 2/32 of an inch, you need to replace your tires because they are no longer safe to drive on. How do you check your tread depth? One common way of checking tread depth is to put a penny into your tire tread. You want to put the penny upside down with Lincoln’s head facing you. If you are able to see the top of Lincoln’s head, you need to replace your tires because the tread is getting too low.
Which Tires Should You Choose for Your Acura Vehicle
Now that you know you need a tire upgrade, there are a lot of different tires out there to choose from. There are different brand names, types, and price ranges when it comes to buying tires. Check out some of the different factors below as well as how to choose which option is right for your vehicle.
- OE vs. Non-OE – OE stands for Original Equipment; this refers to equipment that was designed specifically for your vehicle by Acura engineers and tire manufacturers. Non-OE describes something that was not made specifically with your vehicle in mind. With a non-OE tire, you could experience different performance and design characteristics. If you are trying to choose between OE and non-OE tires, you will want to consider a few factors. One of these factors is the performance and another is the price. OE tires can be slightly more expensive than non-OE tires, but this is because they were specifically designed to give you the optimum performance for your vehicle. It could be worth the added cost to have a better overall performance and driving experience.
- Tire Type – Tire type is another thing to be aware of when purchasing tires. There are different types of tires that fit different functions. For example, you can get sport or performance tires that are better suited for a sports car or performance vehicle. There are also tires for different road conditions like winter tires, all-season tires, mud tires, and more. Be aware of your everyday driving conditions as well as your driving needs when choosing a type of tire.
- Price Range – When you look at tires, there will be tires in various price ranges. While many people gravitate toward the least expensive option, that might not be the best investment for you and your vehicle. The different price ranges for tires are associated with different estimates for how long the tires will last. The cheapest option is not made to last as long as some of the more expensive tires. It can be worth the investment to spend a little more money on tires because you will get a better performance and a tire that lasts longer.
Many people are tempted to choose the cheap option when looking at new tires, but you may want to look into your options further. Spending more on your tires can actually give you tires that last longer, perform better, and look nicer. You are already buying new tires, why not spend the money to make sure you are getting quality tires?
Sunnyside Acura has a service center and a tire center that can help you with replacing your tires. We can also advise you on which tires will be best for your Acura. Reach out to us if you have any questions, and click here to set up a service appointment.