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How do you choose tires for the Acura MDX?

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Choose tires for the Acura MDX based on the car’s year of manufacture and whether it is the base or Super Handling-All Wheel Drive sub-model, according to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Check the temperature and traction scores on the tire’s sidewall, which determine the temperature resistance and ability to stop on wet surfaces.

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Check the recommended tire size on the car’s manual if you purchase a used car, as the previous owner may not have installed the correct tires. Consider the tire’s load index, which denotes the maximum load-bearing capacity of the tire. Choose tires with a load index at least as high as the one indicated in your car owner’s manual, advises ConsumerReports.org.

The tire’s sidewall contains a Department of Transportation number indicating the week and year of the tire’s manufacture. Buy recently manufactured tires and avoid those that are a few years old, suggests ConsumerReports.org.

Select tires that match your desired driving experience, such as winter safety and maneuverability or relaxing precision, according to Michelin. Consult a certified specialist who facilitates the selection process and helps you make the right choice, advises Firestone Complete Auto Care. Choose tires with a speed rating that matches or exceeds your car owner’s manual rating, suggests ConsumerReports.org.

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