It smells like spring, and I’m sure you’ve noticed. The time has come to swap the old winter tires for your summer/4-season rubbers.
Upon inspection -- either by yourself or someone you trust -- you may have found that new tires are in order. Making the right choice has never been more difficult or more important.
As the market floods with countless new “inexpensive” brands, the challenge becomes increasingly complex to make the right decision based on needs, expectations, budget and, most importantly, safety.
The following is a list of top recommendations per price point that I’ve devised.
Compact cars are very popular in Canada. Therefore, I’ve selected the following P205/55R16 size as the benchmark.
As well, I’ve included P225/45R17 tires on the list as it has become a common standard and optional performance tire size. The below recommendations apply only to those marked as “performance” and the price ranges increase by $40 to $50 a tire.
These recommendations were made with the help of Talon Tire.
Here are the top 2013 tires for summer picks:
Best tires for summer in the $100-$150 range