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How Do I Choose the Right Brand of Tires?

Find the right tires with the Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop.

When you visit your local tire shop for new tires, you may have a specific tire brand in mind. If you’re a die-hard “fan” of one tire brand over any other, then you’re going to pick that brand. However, if you’re relatively new to shopping for tires, brand should not be your only focus. With tires, you do get what you pay for. On the other hand, your main goal should be finding tires that are the right size for your vehicle, and will give you the performance qualities you want. With help from the Blain’s Farm & Fleet tire shop, you can find the right tires for your vehicle.

How do I Choose the Right Brand of Tires at the Tire Shop?
When you’re shopping for new tires at your local tire shop, brand is just one thing you should consider. Learn how to choose the right tires with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Know your tire size – Looking for tires by size is a great way to start. Any tire brand should manufacture the size you need. There are a few ways to find your tire size. The sidewall of your current tire will have it. You’ll also find it in your owner’s manual or on a sticker on the driver’s side doorjamb. The latter two are the most reliable ways to find the right size.

Know what features you need – You’ll want to pay attention to the tire speed rating. You can always go above the manufacturer’s listing, but never go below it. Performance is another factor to keep in mind. Performance tires will give you better handling and breaking, and you’ll be able to drive faster, but you’ll also sacrifice tread life. Lastly, consider road conditions. If you live somewhere with snowy and icy winters, you may need to consider snow tires or at least all-season tires.

Know what kind of tread warranty you want – The more you pay, the longer the tread warranty. If you’re someone who does a lot of driving, a longer tread warranty is well worth it. The longest tread warranties can last for 100,000 miles or six years.

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand you want the best tires for your vehicle. That’s why we carry top tire brands like Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear and Cooper Tire. Whether you visit your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet ¬†tire shop¬†or shop for tires online, we’re here to help you find the right tires for your vehicle. You can even use our tire lookup feature to find the best matching tires online. Simply enter the year, make and model of your vehicle, and Blain’s Farm & Fleet will match you up with tires that are the perfect fit. Plus, we offer the tire service you need for all for your tire maintenance. From tire repair to passenger and light truck tire mounting, your tires can depend on our tire shop. Request a quote online or call 1-800-365-9936 to schedule an appointment.

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