Monday, November 27, 2017

Getting New Tires For Your Car

This a sponsored post by cars.com 

Winter is almost here, although it doesn't mean much living in Southern California since we have very mild winters. We do however get some rain and those dreaded Santa Ana winds, varying conditions can make driving difficult and even dangerous. One way to make sure you are safe while driving is having your tires be in good condition.  I recently had to purchase new tires for my Prius. My job involves tons of driving all over the county and can drive more than miles in one day. I had noticed my tires starting to look a little worn down and didn't want to risk any accidents of issues. 


I really didn't have a clue of where to start with getting new tires, starting with what size I needed. Online research led me to various site and I found many helpful articles on cars.com.  Everything you need and want to know about tires can be found. Such as how often should you rotate your tires and how to properly check and fill tires with air. Since we plan on taking some road trips soon, I wanted a good set of tires for all weather conditions.  Lots of little things we don't always think about when it comes to getting a new set of tires.  Doing your research is strongly recommended so you get the proper tires and get stuck with wrong ones.  Like did you know that tires have a shelf life as well?  Yup, many factors to know when getting tires for your car, you shouldn't always trust everything the "experts" tell you and do some researching for your self.  


A couple things you should know before getting new tires, which you will probably be asked when getting serviced.  Size of the tires, you will need to the size of the tire and rims you have. You can easily find this info on the tire itself.  All tires have a number printed on them which identifies the size and rim, such as 195/65R15.  Also when was the last time you had your tires rotated and/or changed. You may also want to know what the correct tire pressure is for the kind of tires you have, in order to properly maintain them.  Nowadays there is no reason or excuse women shouldn't be more knowledgeable about cars and maintenance, with the Internet we have a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. 
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