Finding the right tire for your Honda or Acura can be a time consuming process. There are so many choices to pick through and each tire seems to have a good reason why it should be the one to use. Should you buy the tires that are specially designed to keep its traction in heavy rain conditions or a standard tread with 50,000 miles of use in it? The choice is really up to the buyer and what kind of driving conditions that they will be faced with.
If you will be driving in extreme winter conditions then you will want to search for a replacement tire with M+S and a snowflake in its code. That means that the tire was designed for used in extremely muddy and snowy conditions. If it doesn’t have the snowflake then it means its is only rated for light to medium winter environments.
If you will be using your Honda or Acura to carry a lot of cargo then you will need to be aware of the tire’s load codes: a LL means it is for light usage and loads, MM means it is for regular use and loads and Xl is rated for an extra heavy load.
If you are going to be driving in areas that can cause a tire puncture then you may want to look into Pax tires. They use a special wheel instead of the standard but you can drive on them with a flat. When the tire is punctured it is designed to allow the driver to retain control of the vehicle and even with a total flat, a PAX tire will let you run an extra 125 miles at speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Regardless of the type of tire that you decide to use, you should consult with an expert to make sure it will work with your car. If you misjudge the size it can do serious damage to your vehicle. A tire that is too large can rub against the wheel well and one that is too small can damage the transmission, especially if the other tires are the correct size. Alan Cox Automotive has built a reputation over the years as the place to take your Honda or Acura. They have locations in Atlanta, Marietta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Canton GA and each location is staffed with experienced automotive professionals. Any of the technicians at Alan Cox Automotive can answer your questions about the advantages of different tires and which model would be best for you.