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Winter tires, all weather tires, all season tiressummer tireslight truck tires – with all the different tire options out there, you might be spinning your wheels trying to decide which ones are right for you. Fortunately, our Toyota Tire Experts have shared a few tips that should help you to choose the best tires for your vehicle. Let’s take a look at the difference between the most common tire types and explore a few examples of when they might be best for you.

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE RIGHT TIRES?

Having the right tires for your vehicle and your driving needs is crucial for safety, performance and durability. In fact, the reason there are so many different kinds of tires is because there are so many different kinds of vehicles and drivers. To ensure your tires will perform the way they should during everyday and emergency maneuvers, it’s important to respect your manufacturer’s minimum requirements for size, load and speed ratings. Since tires are sold by both size and application, it’s equally important to consider how and when you plan to use your vehicle and what your typical driving style is.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF TIRES?

At first glance, most tires don’t seem all that different from one another. But look a little closer, and you’ll spot important differences in tire treads, sizes and rubber that can help improve your vehicle’s performance in specific temperatures and conditions. While there are many different types of tires, five of the most common are SummerAll Season, All Weather, Winter and Light Truck. Check out below for a quick look at the differences between them.

What About Studded Winter Tires?

Embedded with tiny metal studs in each tire, Studded Winter Tires are designed for improved grip in extreme winter conditions but can also reduce your traction in other conditions. Since their use is restricted by law in some areas, be sure to check the rules where you live before purchasing. Did you know that you can purchase Studded Winter Tires from the Toyota Tire Centre? Visit our Tire Selector to explore options available for your vehicle.

Selecting your tires.

When you’re ready to start shopping, we recommend sticking with the original equipment tire fitment for your purchase and installation. To make purchasing easier, we’ve also pre-selected tires that will fit your specific Toyota. Simply visit our Tire Selector and choose your Toyota Model and Model Year to view recommendations and tire prices.

Getting the best tire deals.

Toyota partners with 17 recommended tire brands to offer you exceptional quality and service at a great value through your local Toyota dealership. If you happen to find tires at a better price within 30 days of your purchase, we’ll match it1. That’s the Toyota Price Match Promise1, and that’s our way of making sure you always get the right tires at the right price.

Storing your tires.

Not everyone has extra space to store their seasonal tires. That’s why many Toyota Dealers offer the convenience of storing your off-season tires for you. Contact your nearest Toyota Dealer to explore tire storage options near you, so you can make sure your tires are safely on hand when tire changeover season begins.