The Seattle Times Company
When it's time for new tires, do price and performance affect your selection, or do you simply follow the recommendation of your service center? Take our poll, or leave your comments below.(Question courtesy of gasbuddy.com)
How do you select tires when you replace them? ( online polls)
By Len Osberg on April 12, 2009 10:52 AM
Don't skimp on tires! You need and use your car almost daily. You don't want to be on the side of the road with a flat. It's a dangerous place.
Purchase Michelin tires or the best brand you think there is. It's a wise investment for many years to come.
By Dave on April 13, 2009 8:19 AM
I think Len has summed it up very succinctly.
By Paul on April 14, 2009 1:24 PM
As Len says, do NOT skimp on tires. Keep in mind that if a tire fails, death could be the result. A little research goes a long way here. Also, just going with the service center's recommendation isn't necessarily a bad idea, though keep in mind they want you to spend as much $ as possible.
By Wolfeman on April 16, 2009 6:26 PM
Nothing affects the performance of a sports car/sedan more than tires. DO NOT skimp on tires. An extra $100/tire is Nothing compared to the loss in performance you get from a cheaper tire. I can't wait to get my winter tires off and get back to some good rubber w/ a stiff sidewall.