How to Select the Right Tires Aug 14, 2015 Auto News SuperUser Account Selecting the right tires for your vehicle is an important decision. Your safety, as well as anyone else who may accompany you on your drive, is vital. It's important to keep a few things in mind before buying or replacing your vehicle's tires. Choosing the tire that's right for you involves numerous considerations. To make the process easier, keep these 2 simple guidelines in mind when considering tires. 1. Know your expected needs and driving uses. This consideration is important to your overall driving enjoyment and safety. 2. Find a source (or store) that you trust enough to recommend the type of tire that fits your needs. Once you are ready to purchase a tire (or multiple tires), it is very important that all four tires are identical. Why Should My Tires Match? If the tires don't match, it is a possibility that one end of your vehicle won't respond as quickly, making it more difficult to control. If you've purchased a new vehicle and come to the point where you need to replace the tires, getting the exact size and make of the original tires will be easiest. Beyond that, you might consider going to a better quality tire or one that improves dry and/or wet handling that's still the same size as the OE tire.