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Old 19 Mar 2013, 09:17 pm
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Default What are the best tires for a 1996 Honda Accord?

I'm searching for new tires for my vehicle, a 96 Accord. The tires it has right now are used, old and just make my ride look ugly. So I need some ideas. I want some tires that will last long, make my car look good. So if you have any ideas, please answer. Also they have to be cheap! I'll pick a top comment.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 09:32 pm
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The tires that you get affect how the vehicle handles and how it rides. It does not matter what brand you put on your car as long as you keep some things in mind. The heavier the ply the more expensive and firmer. using higher ply tires will wear longer and really lessen the danger of a blowout. They are also better because you won't pick up as many nails and such, thus less flat tires. Lighter ply tires have less rubber in them and will be far cheaper, but you will have the problem of more flats, less longevity and are more dangerous because of blowouts. The other thing to consider is the hardness of the rubber that they are make out of. Michelins are really soft with really thin sidewalls. Cooper and Bridgestone make very firm rubber tires. Soft tires stick to the road, but hard ones are better in warmer climates. If money is of great concern, you may just want to shop around online to find some in your price range or just go to your nearest wal-mart tire center and get the cheapest thing they have. Spending a little more now will pay for itself later. Another thing to consider is will you be just driving on pavement? Firmer, higher ply tires will really help if you are driving on anything but pavement. Check around at your local shops that sell tires. This lets you compare their prices. Be aware that they will quote you with the installation and balancing included. If you buy tires online, you will have to have them mounted and balanced.The correct tire size is either on the drivers door or frame or on a sticker in the glove box. If you intend on putting larger tires on your car, you will have to be aware of clearance problems and less turning radius before your tires rub the inside fender wells. Example: 205(sidewall height), 75r(rim width), 16(diameter of rim)(tire size) You can't change your rim size or width, but you can put a taller tire on. This will change the speedometer changing the height. Good luck in your quest for your new tires.
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Old 19 Mar 2013, 09:46 pm
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I'm personally a fan of BFGoodrich, Michelin, and Uniroyal tires. My Mustang has BFGoodrich Touring T/As. I put a set of Firestone tires on my Pontiac last year, and they're doing quite well so far. They are a little noisier than the Goodyears they replaced, but they are much better in the rain. I got the Firestones on sale for buy 3, get one free, so it worked out to about $80 per tire.

I cannot understand why anyone would skimp on tires, or brake pads. Check out and put in the specifics of your car - the site will help you figure out some of the tires that you can buy.
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