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August 10, 2022

5 Top Tips on Getting the Tires Best Suited for Your Vehicle

Discriminating vehicle owners invest in good tires knowing that their safety and comfort depend heavily on these vital car components. Tires are the only parts of your vehicle that touch the ground, which means your car’s tires have a direct effect on how you handle your vehicle on the road.

A new set of tires doesn’t come cheap. That’s why if you need to buy a new set, make sure you opt for tires that have proven to be reliable on the road.

Tires come in different brands and types. Some tire brands will cost you an arm and a leg for an entire set, while others are more affordable but may have quality issues. One thing is for sure when purchasing tires: You get what you pay for.

Veteran Car Donations shares five top tips when purchasing new tires:

  1. Do you really need to replace your tires?

Before you head to the tire store, make sure you’re really in need of a tire replacement. A simple test for checking whether your old tire needs replacement can be done using a penny. Insert the coin head first into one of the grooves on your tire’s treads. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it means your tire is worn out and needs to be replaced.

  1. Check with your vehicle’s manufacturer.

Visit the website of your car’s brand and search for the recommended tire size and specs for your specific vehicle model. This will guide you in choosing the tires best suited for your vehicle.

  1. Know the tire codes.

Tires have alphanumeric symbols embedded on their sidewalls. Knowing what these tire codes mean can help in deciding your tire purchase. Find out more about tire codes here.

  1. Don’t buy on impulse.

Don’t just buy the first brand you see at the tire store. Ask around and see what experienced drivers can suggest for your next set of tires.

  1. Do your research.

You can find a lot of material and discussions online on the perfect tire brand for your specific vehicle model. Take your time so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your purchase.


Wondering What’s the Best Way to Dispose of Your Unwanted Auto?

Having new tires won’t make your car feel like new if it’s already experiencing all sorts of problems. If this is the case for your auto, you might be better off disposing of it. How about donating your ride to a charity that supports a worthy cause? By handing over that vehicle to us at Veteran Car Donations, you’ll help transform the lives of the struggling veterans in your area.

We’ll auction off your donated vehicle and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs for veterans of our charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless, unable to find decent jobs, and suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free quality health care and medical treatments, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.

As our donor, you’ll be entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car soon after its sale.

You’ll also benefit from our free pickup and towing service, which we will provide you anywhere in the country.

Aside from the material rewards in store for you as our donor, you’ll also be privileged to enjoy a most satisfying donating experience, knowing that your act of charity will help transform the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We accept almost all types of vehicles regardless of their age or condition. Head over to this page to learn what else besides cars qualify for our donation program.

For information on our quick and easy donation process or tax deductions, head over to our FAQs page. Should you have any concerns or questions, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.


Show Our Heroes That They’re Not Forgotten

Your vehicle donation to us will allow you to impact the lives of the suffering veterans in your area. Show them they’re not alone in their struggles. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form to donate now!       

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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