Tips To Keep In Mind When Buying New Tires

Your tires are clearly one of the most important parts of your car. Regular maintenance can extend a tire's lifespan, but eventually, you will need to invest in a new set of wheels. If it's been a while since you last purchased brand-new Nissan tires (or those of another brand), here are some important tips to keep in mind.

Check the Tire's Date Code

Your tire's lifespan will shorten the more you drive on them, but even a light driver will want to replace their tires eventually. With that said, when it's time to buy, make sure the tires you are getting are truly "new." Some tire shops might have old stock from the previous year or two still on hand. Each tire should have a special combination of letters and numbers that begins with DOT. What you want to look for is the four numbers at the end. If the number is, for example, 2620, then that means that that tire was manufactured during the 26th week of 2020. If the tire code shows that the tire is actually already more than a year old, you can ask the tire shop to switch you out for something else.

Make Sure You Read the Details on the Warranty

Some tire shops will offer an extended warranty or sometimes the warranty offer comes from the tire manufacturer. Whoever is offering it, make sure you read the fine print. The warranty might say the tires will be replaced if they fail before so many miles, but they will also likely say that you need to maintain proper tire pressure or avoid certain kinds of roads in order to use the warranty. Make sure you follow and comply with any rules for the warranty, especially if you are going to pay for an extended one.

Don't Forget the Spare

When people say they bought a full set of tires, they normally mean they bought four. But if you want a truly full set, it might be a good idea to take a look in the trunk as well. If you've previously used your spare tire, or if it's just become so old that it might not be of use to you when you actually need it, then it's time to swap it out for another. You might even consider buying a 5th regular size tire and not just a "donut" spare if it will fit into the compartment in your trunk.

Contact a tires vendor like one at Western Avenue Nissan today for more information