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Shopping for tires doesn't have to be hard. Consult our website first, so you can learn all about tires. Which brands are best for your vehicle, which brands to avoid and which brands offer the best value.
How can I be sure that i need new tires?
This is a common question asked by drivers, the following information can help you decide if you need new tires. If you are still unsure, consult a professional and ask them to explain why you need new tires.

Tires don't grow old gracefully, age is the enemy of your tires.
Even if there is not noticeable tread wear on the tires, you will want to replace your tires if they are 10 years old. Your specific brand of tire should have a manufacturer recommendation as to when to replace them. If you aren't sure contact the manufacturer or the store that sold you the tires for help.

Let The Treads Be Your Guide
A rule of thumb is to take an ordinary penny from your pocket and place it head first into the tread grooves of your tire. If you can see the top of Abe Lincoln's head, then its time to replace those bad boys. If at least part of his head is constantly covered then you may have some more tire life left. Remember to have a pro inspect the tires if you are unsure.
 
Low-profile Tires, some important information to consider.

Seems like nowadays, large rim sizes are all the rage on vehicles. Lots of custom or tricked out rides, use the large eye-catching rims.

If you use large rims on your vehicle then you're going to need low-profile tires. Low-profile means that the size edge of the tire wall is smaller than a normal tire.

Normally, this translates into a rougher ride. You want to make sure your car has solid suspension, to handle these type of tires.

Low-profile tires also offer quicker steering response than traditional tires. Using a larger wheel also allows for larger brake sizes, which can be a plus.

A word of caution though, there seems to be quite a few complaints about low-profile tires. For example, we see common complaints of low-profile tires wearing out a low mileage. Also, you have to be extremely careful of you have a tire deflation. If the tire deflates, you will damage your rim much more quickly than with a traditional tire.

Bottom line is, if you can afford it and the cool factor seems to trump practical. Then go for low-profile tires.

If you are looking for a softer ride or money is a concern for you, then I would probably look to avoid them.

However, if you're a rock star or a rapper, then there's no other way to roll.