When buying new tires, here are some important things to consider.
The diameter of your tires affects how the wheel spin sensors read, which in turn affects the ABS and traction control system. Changing how these systems work could seriously affect your handling in emergency situations.
It’s important for all four tires to be the same size on all-wheel drive and full-time four-wheel drive vehicles. When you have different-sized tires in the front than in the rear, you experience slippage between the axles.
Putting wide or oversized tires on your vehicle will result in inaccurate odometer and speedometer readings. They also rub against the body of your car during turns, which decreases the life of the tire and damages your vehicle.
If your car requires you to have different types of tires on the front and rear axle, it’s important to have the same type of tire on the same axle. Different tires on the same axle cause pulling or leading when braking.
And remember, when buying tires, it’s important to always buy a set of four (or five if you’re getting a spare). That way the size, belt type, and tread design are all consistent, which is key to a better ride
Even if you don’t know exactly which tires you need, come into Levin Tire and Service Center and we’ll make sure you get the right tires for your vehicle.