Tire Buying Guide
Find the right tires for what drives you.
When is it Time for New Tires?
Replacing worn tires is a great way to help your vehicle to achieve optimum traction, handling and braking. If you're having problems deciding when to start shopping, follow these two simple tips to see if it's time for new tires:
1. Check Your Tread Depth
Tread depth is an important indicator of tire wear. Check your tread depth to determine if your need to replace your current tires
2. Check Your Tires for Damage and Wear
Be sure to check your tires for any damage or wear, such as discoloration or cracks. If you notice any of these signs, or if you’re not sure, come in to your local Goodyear Auto Service center for a free tire inspection by our tire experts.
What To Expect When Buying New Tires
Simply provide the year, make and model of your vehicle, and our advanced Tire Finder will match your car to the right tires for you. You may also use our Tire Finder to search for tires with your tires size. You can find your tire size on your tire's sidewall, on the placard inside your driver's side door or in your owner's manual.
How you use the vehicle, is also important to selecting the right tire. Your tire choice may be different if you just drive around town versus if you take frequent long trips or are driving both on- and off-road.
You should also consider what tire benefits are most important to you. You may want a smoother, quieter daily commute. Or, you may want enhanced traction for control in winter months. If you take your vehicle off road, you may want a more durable tire for increased stability. The more specific you are, the better tire choice you can make.
You may have several tire options to choose from. Our tire selector can help you narrow down your options based on your needs and preferences. Our experts are also available in-store and via online chat to answer anyquestions you have. Once you've settled on a set of tires, it's time for your installation.
Installing New Tires
No matter where you purchase your tires, there are several steps required to properly install your new tires. The following services are included in your installation:
- Removal and disposal of your old tires
- Replacing the air valve stem on your wheels
- Checking your TPMS (Tire Pressure Management System).
- Mounting the new tires onto your wheels
- Balancing the tires to help reduce vibration and extend tread life
At Goodyear, we want your installation to go as smooth as possible. If you schedule a tire installation online, you’ll be able to browse nearby Goodyear installers and select an appointment time that works best for you. Or, you may visit a Goodyear Service Center to get your questions answered and schedule an installation.
A Good Idea When You're Getting New Tires
Sometimes it's hard to find the time to properly maintain your vehicle. While it’s at your Goodyear Auto Service getting new tires, you may want to consider the following services so you can be efficient with your time: