What to Look For
When replacing tires, always consult the vehicle manufacturer to determine original equipment requirements. Consult the tire placard, normally located on a door frame, door edge, or glove-box door, or the owner's manual for the original tire size, speed rating, and recommended operating inflation pressures.
When replacing tires on a vehicle, it is recommended and preferred that all four tires be replaced.
When replacing tires on a vehicle, it is recommended and preferred that all four tires be replaced at the same time for continued optimal vehicle performance. However, for those cases where this is not feasible, the new tires should always be placed on the rear axle of the vehicle. Generally, new tires with deeper tread will provide better grip and evacuate water more effectively, which is important as a driver approaches hydroplane situations. Placing greater traction on the rear axle on wet surfaces is necessary to prevent possible oversteer and possible loss of vehicle control, especially during sudden maneuvers.
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