Is it finally time to buy new tires for your Honda City? The best possible way to know if your Honda City tires are already worn out is to inspect them. You can have a professional do it for you, but you can also take a look at it yourself.
Inspecting your tires can be as easy as using a simple one-peso coin. Insert the coin into the tire’s groove with Jose Rizal’s head facing upright. The year at the bottom below Rizal’s head should be partially covered when inserted because that means your tires are still in good condition. However, if it falls below that, it might be time to get yourself some new tires.
Besides that, you can also take a look at your Honda City tire size. Has it drastically changed over the last couple of months? If yes, then you know it’s time to invest in some new rubber. Here’s a list of buying guide tips when getting new Honda City tires:
1. Get the right tire size
Make sure to check the right type of tire size before purchasing. Also, keep in mind that replacement tires should always be consistent with what’s noted in the owner’s manual or door jamb, and not necessarily what’s currently installed on your vehicle.
2. Opt for brand new tires
This is always an issue when buying “new” tires. Many car owners say they have yet to purchase new tires for their car but actually purchase secondhand ones. Secondhand tires are definitely a lot cheaper than brand new tires, but you might need to replace them sooner than you think. So do not be intimidated by a Honda City tire’s price because you’ll surely get your money’s worth as compared to purchasing cheaper and used tires.
3. Know the right type of tire to purchase
Different tires have different purposes. You decide which tire type will work best for your needs or driving preferences: do you prefer all-season tires or fuel-saving ones? Or would you rather purchase comfort and touring tires over performance tires?