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How To Choose Tires

Choosing tires is a blend of science and art. You first need to know your vehicle’s correct tire size, obviously. But of equal importance is understanding how you drive, the conditions you drive in and what to ask tire dealers when you’re ready to shop for tires.

Seasonal Tires

Winter, spring, summer and fall. Some tires handle them all. Some don’t. Find out how and why.

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Performance

High performance sports cars need high performance tires

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Mixing Tires

Say you need two new tires. Where do they go on your car? Find out.  

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5 Questions to Ask Tire Dealers

No more intimidation. Walk into your next dealership armed with the knowledge to make a smart purchase.

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Although not available online, we may be able to help you find a tire that fits your specifications.

Please tell us the year, make and model of the vehicle for which you would like a tire recommendation. Also please let us know which tire features are important to you. Finally, let us know the area of the country where you do most of your driving. This way, we can provide you with our best recommendation.

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  • In order to find your vehicle's options please check the following:
 - The vehicle's tire placard, which is located on the vehicle door edge, door post, glove box, or fuel door.
 - A decal or lettering that indictaes the options usually located on the side or rear of the vehicle.
 -  The vehicle owner manual or your original sales invoice
  • Your vehicle was manufactured with multiple tire sizes. Please select your size.

    Knowing your tire size can help save time at the tire retailer. It also enables you to make an informed tire purchase.

You can find your vehicle's original equipment tire size in one of the following places:
1. On the tire placard located on the driver's door jamb 
2. In your owners manual
3. On glove compartment door
 4. Inside the fuel hatch or trunk lid

You can also check your existing tire's designation on the sidewall. However, there is no guarantee that these are the original tire size unless they came on the vehicle new.

 Note: Tire Size Image. Show sidewall and tire placard. Example below from UK.
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  • Find the exact tire quickly using your tire size. Check your owner's manual or tire sidewall to find the required specifications.

  • This three-digit number represents the width of the tire in millimeters (mm), measured from sidewall to sidewall. Since this measure is affected by the width of the rim, the measurement is done when the tire is on its intended rim size.  <div><img src="/assets/mi/system/images/contextual-help/R2-width.png" /></div>
  • The aspect ratio is the relationship of a tire's sidewall height to its section width, expressed as a percentage. In this example, the tire sidewall height is approximately 55% of the tire width. The higher the number, the taller the sidewall; the lower the number, the lower the sidewall.<div><img src="/assets/mi/system/images/contextual-help/R2-aspect.png" /></div>
  • The diameter of the rim in inches.<div><img src="/en_CA/assets/mi/system/images/contextual-help/R2-diameter.png" /></div>
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  • If you know the name of the tire are looking for, select the tire from the list below.

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  • All tires fall into certain categories. If you're wanting to do a broad search of our tire lines, use the list below.

  • All tires fall into certain categories. If you're wanting to do a broad search of our tire lines, use the list below.
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