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Tire Buying Guide
All-weather, performance, all-terrain, and luxury tires – you’ll find them all at Raffield Tire! We have a massive selection of tires, featuring the best brands, in sizes sure to fit your SUV, light truck or car. Not sure what you need? No problem. The tire experts at Raffield can help you select the best tires that match your specific vehicle and driving needs.
What type of tire do you need?
What you drive, where you drive, and how you drive are all important factors in selecting the right tire for your car or truck. Tires come in a variety of types, and choosing the right tire is crucial for your driving safety and comfort. The tire experts at Raffield Tire can show you the best tires for your vehicle, then install them with extreme precision.
The two major categories of passenger tires are Standard and Touring. Standard tires are ideal for most 4-door sedans, midsize or compact vehicles. They have larger sidewalls and a narrower footprint. Touring tires, however, are usually found on more premium vehicles that are equipped with a manufacturer’s touring suspension package. Generally, touring tires have a shorter sidewall and a larger footprint, which provides more responsive handling.
Performance tires are a higher level of passenger tires. Tires in this group are usually placed in two categories: High Performance or Ultra High Performance, depending on their performance/speed rating. In both cases, the speed rating ensures the tire is matched to the performance standards of the vehicle. Performance tires are becoming original equipment on an ever-increasing number of new vehicles.
Light Truck Tires
The Light Truck group is made up of the Sport Utility Vehicles and Commercial Light Truck categories. The distinction between these two categories is primarily related to the specific vehicle and its use. Most SUV tires provide a smoother and quieter ride while giving reasonable load-carrying capacity. Tires for commercial use or work are capable of carrying a heavier load and are given a rating of C, D or E. These ratings indicate both the strength and load-carrying capacity of that tire, with C being the lowest and E being the highest.