What should I look for when buying tires?

When most people look at a rack of tires, it can get confusing rather quickly. At Mel Rapton Honda, we work hard to make sure that our hardworking customers always have the right tires to match their vehicle and their driving habits. We are firm believers that having the right tires let you get the most out of your pre-owned or new Honda. With that in mind, let's take a closer look at what you should look for when buying tires in 2018.

Your Car and Driving Habits

When it's time for tire replacement, you must take into account how and what you drive. If you drive a vehicle on the larger side, like a Honda Ridgeline or Honda Pilot, you'll want to look into sturdier tires that can handle heavy loads or off-roading. Of course, if you drive a sporty vehicle such as the Honda Civic Coupe, there are plenty of high and ultra-performance tires on the market that can handle increased speeds, torque, and horsepower. In many ways, these choices have a great deal to do with logic. If your car goes fast, slow speed tires will not only limit production but also lower safety levels. If your car or driving habits fall somewhere in between these two, there are also some outstanding all-season tires on the market that can give you a little bit of everything in one package. Again, the key is to make a real inventory of how you drive over the course of an average day and year. Doing so will save you both money and headaches when it comes time to replace your tires.


Time of Year

While we don't get a lot of classic winter weather around Sacramento, that doesn't mean you should ignore the seasons when it comes to buying tires. Even if there is no snow, your tires must always have the proper level of traction and control at all times. As well, the extreme heat of the summer months can wreak havoc on your tires, so don't get complacent with our lack of classic winter weather. We also want to mention that our region has already had near-record levels of rain this winter, so having new, quality tires is important so you can drive effectively and safely.

How Mel Rapton Honda Can Help

It should now be clear that you don't want to do a lot of guessing when it comes to buying tires. The key is to use the basic information we've laid out here and combine it with advice from an authorized Honda Tire Center, like the one at Mel Rapton Honda. Our experienced technicians will help you select the ideal tires for your vehicles. Mel Rapton Honda gives you access to a complete collection of different tire options from the biggest names in the industry including Dunlop and Goodyear. To learn more about how we can help, please feel free to contact us or drop by our modern showroom.