RICK GEISSLER: Hi, I’m Rick Geissler, expertvillage.com,
coming to you from A & R Tire, talking about how to buy tires. A good tire for the road
is a nice touring tire, in most cases for most cars. It’s going to give you good highway
mileage, a very low road resistant–road noise, rolling resistance gives you better fuel mileage
and has a nice, quiet, smooth drive. So we look at most of your touring tires and we
push that. If someone’s commuting everyday for 30-40 miles, you’re not trying to race
100 mile an hour down the highways, or doing a lot of mountain driving, we always recommend
for a dry summer tire, it would be a touring tire. When you’re driving, not all tires are
going to bring you comfort and quiet rides. Again, it depends on the quality of the manufacturers.
And all manufacturers build economy tires and midrange and premium tires so they can
get all segments of the consumer market. But when you’re looking at your premium products,
it’s always–you’ll always going to know that that manufacturer is trying to keep that customer
satisfied by giving them a low decibel rating, keeping that tire nice and quiet, smooth ride.
If you’re driving your new Lincoln or new Cadillac, of course, you want that thing to
be as quiet as possible and as smooth as possible. If you’re driving your, you know, economy
car, your 10-year-old Nissan Altima, of course, you may not be willing to pay that $50 or
$60 extra for those benefits.