Minton Auto Parts Blog
Last blog we talked about the importance of a charged battery.
Just as important is a healthy tread on your tires, especially in winter. Power is nothing without control. It doesn't matter how many HP your Mustang GT has, or how much torque you get from your 2017 Camaro. If you don't have grip, you wont get anywhere, or more importantly control that beast under the hood.
According to the specialists at tirerack.com, your best treaded tires need to go on the rear wheels, regardless of whether its AWD, FWD or RWD.
They also recommend you rotate your tires in order for them to last longer. Make sure whoever rotates your tires puts them in the right place of the car. Some cars have staggered wheels so putting the rear on the front is impossible.
If you are strapped for cash, some local salvage yards sell used tires.
We offer Free tires when you purchase the rim. In other words, buy a steel or alloy wheel from Minton Parts and get a free tire! In some cases, the tires themselves are worth more then the rim itself. I can think of once case in particular when we bought a set of Mini Cooper wheels for a customer and they came with run flat tires installed. An even better bonus, they came with the TPMS sensor!
In South Florida, tons of yards sell used tires. Don't forget to ask your local junk yard salesman for the tire next time you buy a wheel!