For every car owner, the time will come when they need a new set of tires. Since they can be a significant investment, it's crucial to understand how to assess your tire's condition and recognize when new tires are needed. Firestone Direct is here to help car owners navigate the process from choosing the right set of tires to what to expect during installation.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a new set of tires.
Your driving habits, road conditions, and tire type can all affect how long a set of tires lasts. While the average tire lifespan can be anywhere from 5 to 10 years, each set is slightly different. Keep an eye out for these signs it’s time to replace your tires:
The best way to know for sure if it’s time for new tires is to have them inspected by a professional. Tire condition can also reveal a lot about your vehicle as a whole, so we recommend having your tires inspected at least a few times annually.
So, you’ve decided you’re ready to buy a new set of tires. Finding the right tires to fit your needs and budget is a matter of understanding a few key features. You can narrow down your options by focusing on:
If you need advice, the experts at Firestone Direct can guide you in the right direction and recommend a few options based on your vehicle and budget considerations.
You’ve decide on a set of tires, all that’s left is to have them installed. One option is to make an appointment at your local tire shop. Another is to make an appointment with Firestone Direct. We offer a mobile tire installation service where our mechanics come to you at home or at the office and complete the tire installation wherever you are. A tire installation appointment includes:
We’ll inspect your old tires to make sure there are no red flags indicating other issues with your vehicle. This could include issues related to uneven tire wear and other damage that you may not have noticed.
We’ll inspect your vehicle’s health, including checking fluid levels, brake health, and double-checking tire pressure on your new tires.
Purchase your new tires from Bridgestone or Firestone, and your mobile mechanic will bring them to your service appointment. Alternatively, if you have replacement tires already, we’re happy to inspect and install those instead.
We’ll evaluate your wheel system and install tire weights to perfect wheel balance and tire assembly to ensure a smooth ride with your new tires. This involves measuring and re-measuring to ensure the tires are installed properly.
We’ll dispose of your old tires so you don’t have to.