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What to Know When Buying Tires in Brownsville, TX

Tires are one of the most important parts of your car. Assuming you haven’t gotten yourself in an accident, they’re the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the ground. They influence how your ride handles bumps, how it corners, how well it accelerates and brakes, and even how much fuel it uses.

But with so many different types of tires, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy. When shopping for new tires, consider the following factors.

Do You Even Need New Tires?

Before you replace your tires, find out whether you really need to. Do you suspect your tires are to blame for poor car handling or braking performance? There may be other causes than old tires, such as under-inflated tires or an issue with another part of the car. You can do the Penny Test to determine if your tires have enough tread, as well as check the production date of your tires on the sidewall. If the tread is too low or the tires are older than five years, get them inspected.

Summer vs. All-Season vs. Winter Tires

For Texas roads, you can safely strike out winter tires. But what about all-seasons? Even without snow or ice being a factor, rain alone can give you good reason to want all-season tires over summer tires. They provide better grip in inclement weather, reducing your stopping distances and thus increasing safety. Stick to summer tires for your sports car, but err on the side of caution and get all-season tires for the family vehicle.

Downsides of Low-Profile Tires

The profile of a tire is the thickness of the sidewall. Low-profile tires are sometimes popular because of their look, but there are many good reasons to avoid them. When you equip a car with low-profile tires, you may instantly notice that the ride quality has been degraded. This is because the tire has less rubber to absorb road imperfections. You are also more likely to damage your wheels when driving over potholes with low-profile tires.

We invite you to visit Tipton Auto in Brownsville, Texas, to learn more about the different types of tires and meet an associate who can guide you through the process of purchasing new tires for your vehicle.

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450 E Morrison Road
Brownsville, TX 78526
Phone: (888) 442-8264
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