Tire Shopping? | Wichita Tires

Tire Shopping? | Wichita Tires

The Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive will help you choose the right tires for you, your car or truck, and your driving needs.

You were headed out to Exploration Place over the weekend when you noticed the tread on your tires was worn. It’s about time for a new set and you’re really not looking forward to a tire shopping expedition.

If you’re like many drivers, you simply head into the nearest tire shop and tell them to put on the cheapest tires that will fit your car. Then, you wait a bit while the tires are changed and then head on home.

But that’s not the best way to choose a set of tires, according to businessinsider.com.

Price does matter, businessinsider.com says, “and there good budget options out there. But it’s always worth it to assess both your own needs and the design of your vehicle when researching new tires. … it’s a good idea to go the budget route if you have an older vehicle that you aren’t driving in a spirited way and don’t rely on for commuting. It’s best to pay up for high-quality, high-ticket tires if you’re commuting daily or have a vehicle that’s built for speed or to head off-road.

“And don’t forget that tire maintenance matters: you should rotate them regularly, have them aligned and balanced, and periodically examine them for tread wear.”

The main difference between a quality budget tire – one that costs less than $100 apiece – and a more expensive tire is durability. A tire that costs a bit more will last longer than the budget model. Many name brand tire manufacturers do have less expensive tires and, if you’re lucky, you may also be able to get a deal on a more expensive name brand tire (Tracy’s Automotive currently has a deal on its surplus tires from last year. But the deal only lasts as long as the tires are in stock.)

Once you decide whether to go the budget route or pay a bit more, then it’s time to talk about the type of tire – all season, winter, or tires appropriate for off-road driving.

“All-season tires are what most folks are looking for. Of course, they aren’t truly all-season, as they suffer when winter conditions show up: heavy snow, ice, slush, a lower temperatures. But for the rest of the year, they’re ideal,” businessinsider.com says. “When conditions turn snowy, however, many drivers swap a set of all-season tires for winter or snow tires.”

High-performance tires can cost upwards of $500 per tire. Off-roading tires cost as much as high-performance tires.

“For off-roading, you need sturdy tires with a deep, cleated tread designed specifically for dirt, mud, and rocks,” businessinsider.com says. “These tires make for a stiff, loud ride on paved roads and highways.”

If you’re not sure what tire is best for you and your car or truck, have a conversation with a Wichita tire pro you can trust. You can find a reliable Wichita tire expert at Tracy’s Automotive.

While you’re at Tracy’s check out our year’s-beginning special on overstocked tires. While supplies last, you’ll get free mount and balance and free road hazard coverage ($140 value). That’s not all, you’ll also get free tire rotation and flat repairs for the life of the tires. The deal is good on select tires that include many sizes of Uniroyal, BFGoodrich, Michelin, Continental, and General tires. But hurry, because the deal is only good as long as the tires are in stock.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

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