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How do you identify the best all-weather tires for your vehicle?

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To identify the best all-weather tires for your vehicle, find out your car's tire size, consider performance and speed, and choose the best quality tires. Some of the best rated tire brands include Michelin, Continental, Goodyear and Pirelli.

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How do you identify the best all-weather tires for your vehicle?
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A crucial step to identify the tires for your vehicle is to determine the tire size, because the best size may be different to the size of the ones on your vehicle. For example, replacing the original equipment 155/80R-13 size with 175/70R-13 on small cars improves handling and stability. Most people choose to use the size of their old tires, though, which can be found on the sidewall of the tire as well as in the owner's manual. When choosing any tire, make sure that it has a large enough load carrying capacity.

When considering performance and speed ratings, choose a tire possessing the same or higher speed rating than the replaced tire. A tire with a smaller speed rating limits your vehicle's handling and speed capacity, whereas a tire with a higher speed rating improves them.

Michelin has the highest-rated tires, according to Consumer Reports, because they have a great handling, low rolling resistance and a long tread life. Even though the tires are expensive, Michelin does offer tread wear warranties. The Michelin Defender is an all-weather tire that may be suitable for your car.

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