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List of Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Tire - What to Look for When Buying Tires

As purchasing a new set of tyres is not something we do frequently, it is natural to have some trepidation when it comes to selecting the best set. Here are some tips to help you select the best options for your vehicle.


Check the Condition of Your Vehicle

While one may wonder that the condition of the vehicle has to do with choosing the right set of tires, it is important to keep in mind that a new set of tires should not be attached to a misaligned or otherwise faulty vehicle. This is especially true when it comes to picking tires for tractors and other agricultural vehicles as the new tires will be put under too much strain if the vehicle is not aligned or suffers from bad shock.


Bias and Radial Ply

Choosing between Bias ply tires and Radial ply tires is another question that consumers must grapple with as the main difference lies in how the tires are basically constructed. Bias-ply tires tend to be more affordable although they will not last as long as Radial ply tires. This is due to the fact that Radial ply tires are designed to shift power towards the ground more than Bias ply tires. The reason why Radial ply tires are so popular in the agricultural sector is due to this very reason and also because the tires leave less of a footprint. Radial ply tires also cut back on soil erosion and have better fuel economy similar to material handling tires.


The Sidewalls

Whether you are purchasing a set of tires from GRI Tires or any other reputable manufacturer, it is wise to consider the sidewall versatility as the technology related to tires has made leaps and bounds in the last few years. Not only does modern sidewall technology reduce soil erosion and prevent soil compaction, but they also operate at low air pressure. IF or Increased Flexion tires and VF or Very-High Flexion tires, for example, allow vehicles to carry 20-40% more load with no difference in the inflation pressure.


Pick the Right Size

The size of the tires you purchase should match the amount of traction you require to operate the vehicle with ease. As a rule of thumb, it is wiser to go for as large a tyre as your vehicle or machine can handle as it will provide excellent traction performance when compared to smaller tires.



When it comes to finding tires with the perfect tread, it is necessary to consider the surface or the soil texture in which you will eventually drive it in. The tread pattern, on the other hand, must be selected based on the application of the vehicle as diamond pattern tread tires are better on grass and farm grounds with turfs.


Buy a Matching Set

Although all of us want to save more when we make a big purchase, it is crucial to buy a matching set of tires instead of a single to replace your faulty tire as contemporary vehicle suspension techniques rely on a matching set of tires working cohesively together.

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