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Question: Do I need new tires?
How do I know which tires to get? Tucker Tire’s Answer: Let’s look at three factors you need to consider: Function, Fit, and Value.
Function: What are your needs for: Phoenix terrain, Phoenix temperatures, driving activity? Most new family vehicles in AZ come with all-season tires.They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most AZ road conditions – but they aren’t ideal at the extremes. Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on highways and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction. As many of us will travel up north during these winter months where the temperatures drop below 45 degrees, we need to be ready. We will definitely need better stopping and road-holding characteristics than all-season tires in winter weather.
If you drive off-road around Phoenix, there is a spectrum of tires from all-terrain (a good mix of highway and off-road capability) to dedicated off-road tires. The key is to talk to Gary and Tim our tire professionals and consider the function you need to get the type of tire, load rating, speed rating and wear rating you need.
Fit: The easiest thing is to select tires in the same size that were installed by the auto maker. If you want a different size wheel or tire profile, be sure to work with our guys so you can make sure that your new wheels and tires fit properly and don’t rub in bumps or turns. It’s also essential to make sure that important safety systems like anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control aren’t adversely affected by the new tire size (the computer may need to be recalibrated to make necessary critical adjustments).
Value: Notice, I didn’t say price. The tire that meets all your needs AND has the warranty and tread life you expect will often not be the least costly option – but it may well return the best value for your tire dollar. Tucker Tire and Auto is here to be your Phoenix tire experts, Give us a call (602) 266-7480
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"Diagnosed the problem, replaced the bad hose and finished the entire service within 2 hours. They were honest and fair with the price. No hidden fees added. Traveled from Anthem to have truck serviced as I use to bring old vehicle here. Worth the drive to be treated so nicely and to have honest work done. They are my #1 go to people for servicing. I highly recommend them to all who read this." Rich S., May 2017