Tire Resource Center: Choosing the Right Tires

Choosing the Right Tire  
Tires are your vehicle's only source of contact with the road - making them crucial to your safety and your driving performance. Throughout the year, it is important to keep up with tire maintenance by regularly inspecting your tread depth, keeping them properly inflated, and routinely rotating them (like at every oil change).

But for enhanced performance, consider the type of tires you have on your vehicle. Depending on the climate - and where you may travel to in a given year - you might not have the optimal tires for your situation. In general, there are three main tire types to consider: all-season tires, summer/performance tires, and winter tires.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires are the most common type of tire available; most new vehicles are sold with wheels wrapped in all-season tires. They are designed to provide adequate traction year-round (that is, in all seasons). However, because they are designed to perform decently in wet and dry conditions and in cold and hot climates, they do not offer heightened advantages in either set of scenarios. Specifically, they provide adequate performance in hot, dry weather (but not the best), and they provide adequate performance in cold, wet weather (but not the best) to a degree. Note: There comes a point when you should not attempt to drive in snow and ice on all-season tires.

Summer/Performance Tires

Summer tires, then, are optimally designed for enhanced braking, cornering, and traction during summer months or in hot-weather climates. You can get high-performance versions for sports cars as well.

Winter Tires

If you live in the norther half of the United States, consider getting winter tires, even if you have all-wheel drive. They provide superior traction in snowy and icy conditions. Plus, because you only use them half the year and then your all-season tires for the other half, your two sets of tires will last twice as long as a single set, meaning the investment pays off over time - and adds increased safety (and potentially saves you on costly repairs and rising insurance costs by preventing accidents during wintry conditions).
2018 Honda Fit 
If you're due for a new set of tires, the Honda service experts at Shenango Honda will make sure that you get a set that works perfectly for your needs. 

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Shenango Honda

3965 E. State St.
Directions Hermitage, PA 16148

  • Sales: 1-800-858-0849
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  • Parts: 1-800-858-0849
    Low Tire Pressure Warning 
Ever see this symbol lit up on your dashboard? If so, your tires need to be checked for proper air pressure! Stop in and see us for assistance if needed!