10305 Hull Street Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Selecting Tires

I need new tires. How do I know which tires to get?

A Auto Body Inc Answer:
Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: Function, Fit, and Value.

Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: Virginia weather conditions, Richmond terrain, MIDLOTHIAN temperatures, etc.

Most new family vehicles in Virginia come with all-season tires. They can be used all year long and do pretty well in most Virginia road conditions – but they aren’t ideal at the extremes.

Winter tires have a more aggressive tread for handling snow and ice on roads and they have a rubber compound that helps them have better traction as MIDLOTHIAN temperatures drop below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Definitely better stopping and road-holding characteristics for MIDLOTHIAN than all-season tires in winter weather. Dedicated summer tires enhance warm Virginia weather performance driving for MIDLOTHIAN.

If you drive off-road around Richmond, there is a wide spectrum of tires from all-terrain (a good mix of highway and off-road capability) to dedicated off-road tires.

The key is to your A Auto Body Inc tire professional and the function you need to get the type of tire, load rating, speed rating and wear rating you need.

Fit: The easiest thing is to tires in the same size that were installed by the manufacturer. If you want a different size wheel or tire profile, be sure to work with your A Auto Body Inc so you can make sure that your new wheels and tires fit properly and don’t rub in bumps or turns. It’s also to make sure that important safety systems like anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control aren’t adversely affected by the new tire size (the computer may need to be recalibrated to make necessary adjustments).

Value: Note, I didn’t say price. The tire that meets all your needs AND has the warranty and tread life you expect will not be the least option – but it may well return the best value for your tire dollar.

A Auto Body Inc tire professionals help MIDLOTHIAN with this automotive decision.

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A Auto Body Inc
MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia 23112
(804) 674-1173


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