What are the best kind of tires? A lot of people ask what the best brand of tires are and there's not really a good answer for that. Many different tire manufacturers produce tires with benefits over the others and it really boils down to what exactly you are looking to get out of the tires. Here at Rath Auto Resources, our maintenance shop sells mainly Cooper/Mastercraft tires for several reasons, the main one being that they offer a true mileage warranty. If you purchase the Cooper CS5 it will come with an 80K mile true warranty.
How do you know if you need new tires? If you're unsure, just look to Abraham Lincoln. Using a penny is a great way to judge your tread depth. Insert Lincoln head first into the tread, if you can see the top of his head its time for some new tires.
How often should my tires be rotated? Once you get new tires its very important to keep them rotated regularly. Rotating every 6-8K miles is perfect for maximizing tire life.
How do I know if my tires need more air? Maintaining proper inflation is just as important, your vehicle has a yellow placard inside the door jamb that will have the specific pressures required for your vehicle. If your tire pressure light stays on after you have properly inflated them, you may need to have the sensors programmed at a shop.
Written by: Garret Mixon