Information to help you make educated tire choices
Remember, tires are the final connection between you and the road. Not the best place to compromise. Superb road handling performance came as standard equipment when your car was fresh out of the showroom. With proper suspension maintenance and today's tire technology your vehicle can actually stop, handle and ride as good or better than it did when it left the showroom.
Tread compounds and compound quality as well as tread shape directly relate to the life span of a tire. In fact a new soft compound tire with no treads cut in it, (think of a racing tire) will hold the road best as long as there is absolutely no water on the ground. A soft compound tire will also wear the fastest. On the other hand a hard compound tire will wear like iron but won't stick well under most any condition. Tread design's job is to get the water out of the way or to dig through the snow to get a firm footing. Tread design is also responsible for the amount of noise a tire produces and affects the lifespan of a tire. Unfortunately any tread on dry pavement will flex which slightly compromises dry footing.
Our staff has rigorously tested several leading brand tires on all of the models we maintain.
At this point, for most models, we have found the Michelin and Continental to be the best choice. We will guarantee your choice in Michelin and Continental. We can also source any tire the customer requests.
Our top three choices are the Bridgestone Blizzak WS60, Continental ExtremeWinterContact, and Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Studless Ice & Snow tires Our staff will be happy to help you choose the best snow tire for your needs. We can also source any tire the customer requests.