Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT

3640 East M-21
Directions Corunna, MI 48817-9424

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As homogenous as they might seem at a glance, the differences between tires can make a great deal of difference on the road. The tires you choose can affect efficiency, traction, handling, and acceleration, for better or worse. If you're not sure which way to lean, the following should help you pick out the set that's right for your needs.

What kind of car do you drive?

When buying new tires, it is important to consider the type of vehicle you drive and what your daily driving needs are. If you drive a sedan, you'll need different tires than you would if you were driving a truck or SUV. You will also want to take into account the conditions you tend to drive in-be it more on the highway or in the city-and how much you drive in a year.

What do you wish your current tires did better?

The answers to this question can be wide-ranging. You may wish for better traction in snowy weather, better overall handling or ride comfort, or the ability to traverse different terrains. Each answer has a corresponding type of tire that you may wish to consider.

Different Tire Types for Different Driving Needs:

All-Season Tires:

 All-season tires are the most common type. In general, they offer comfortable, smooth handling, decent traction in a variety of road conditions, as well as a quiet driving experience. All-season tires are a good, reliable tire choice for most drivers.

Touring All-Season Tires:

 Touring tires make for greater ride comfort, both in terms of smoothness and a quieter drive. They also carry a higher price, which might be well worth it to you if you value a silkier driving experience.

Performance All-Season Tires:

 These tires offer everything that general all-season tires offer along with better handling at higher speeds. In general, they're meant for more powerful vehicles. However, performance tires' traction and tread life tend to be slightly inferior to conventional all-season tires as high-speed driving degrades these elements faster.

Winter Tires:

 If you live in an area that experiences harsh winter weather, you should consider winter tires. As the weather gets colder, simply swap out your tires for winter tires for superior traction and grip on snowy and icy roads. Winter tires are not meant to be used year-round, and warm temperatures will actually degrade and wear down winter tires' treads. They are a great option for those who routinely drive on slippery roads and want superior traction and handling while doing so, but only if you make it a point to change them out at the start of spring.

All-Terrain Tires:

 As the name suggests, these tires are meant to be used on both paved and unpaved terrain. These tires help you confidently traverse difficult surfaces, such as gravel and sand, helping you maintain control and stability while doing so. If you're an off-road adventurer, you'll want to consider all-terrain tires.

Ultimately, the kind of tire that's right for you comes down to a number of different factors, and it seem like a lot to juggle. If you want the best balance of value, comfort, performance, and longevity, speak with the service reps at Slingerland CDJR FIAT to make sure that you get the most bang for your buck. 

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