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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 11:01:00 PM

Which factor is most important to you when purchasing tires?
Brand
Price
Warranty
Specifications
Trusted advice
Other/NA

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 3:49:05 AM

All of the above I buy the best rated.
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GeeTeeOh68
Sophomore Author York

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 3:10:00 AM

Do they blow up when you kick them? Can you make a decent swing from one? Can you fit it over someone so you can shove them over a cliff?
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0848Marine
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2013 9:14:28 AM

Brand
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sent4456
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2013 5:43:10 AM

Price.
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 11:47:48 PM

Specifications
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gassprite
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 2:23:51 PM

If they hold air or not.
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gasolineowl
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 5:10:27 AM

Firestone winter force tires that last a long time and are great on wet surfaces and super traction in the snow.
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nopnopnsht
Rookie Author London

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 1:37:52 AM

well obviously you will have figured out why you need new ones by the time you find out you need new ones lol so the next step is figuring out what kind of driving you do; either highway or city..there are more fuel efficient tires for higher speeds on the highway (less friction,traction or skinnier im not sure exactly how they work) but more tred equals more traction same for width of the tire im sure.. i think these specifications are most important, but i also have a smaller wallet ..honestly they all can mix in well so i say they are all important, but the most important is your life and safety.. NEVER PUT THOSE SECOND! ps. hahaha and trusted advice....my advice

[Edited by: nopnopnsht at 3/5/2013 2:43:13 AM EST]
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US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 11:30:54 PM

Specifications
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:47:09 AM

Price
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kegga_99
All-Star Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 10:43:55 PM

Specifications
Brand
Price
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 6:30:57 AM

Specifications
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1Lorane
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2012 7:29:18 PM

warranty
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rastadok
Veteran Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:50:03 PM

Specs.
Price.
Trusted advice.

Brands don't mean much unless you know who really made them, and warranties, like mail-in rebates, are unreliable.
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kozenkz
Rookie Author Regina

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 9:16:06 AM

price
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BreizyReizy
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 6:06:28 PM

Pice and quality of the tire
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appleNY
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 7:07:00 PM

price
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Lynetta5874
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 7:13:15 PM

Yes, brand, price, warranty, specifications, as well as trusted advice. Confidence about safety on the roads and dependability too.
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Keelymvb
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 12:56:04 PM

price then brand
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 4:40:30 AM

combination of all
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2012 3:36:52 AM

specs and of course price
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mkimwa77
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2012 1:57:15 PM

Specifications
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save6
Rookie Author South Bend

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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2012 1:06:19 PM

duralbility & cost
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63pioneer
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2012 5:20:01 PM

Specifications - Tire has to meet specs. that car's manufacturer has stated in the owners' manual for optimun safety and performance.
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Effincrazy
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2012 1:31:12 PM

Trusted advice
Specifications
Price
Warranty
Brand
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bcc2012
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2012 8:23:07 PM

Brand
Price
Warranty
Specifications
Trusted advice
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Gypsy1955
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 5:09:47 PM

Price, brand, safety
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GDJ
Rookie Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2012 9:05:22 AM

Price of course, but specifications are a close #2 on my list.
Due to the vehicle I own it does require tires that are fairly high in it's speed, temperature, traction ratings.
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cranville
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2012 7:46:11 PM

price and warranty
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zxcvbob
Rookie Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 10:54:10 PM

Price is important, but for car tires I want to make sure they are A A rated for temperature and traction (the treadwear rating doesn't mean anything without a good temperature rating.) For pickup truck tires, I want high load capacity and deep treads.

Gonna try retreads on my pickup next time it needs a set (treadwright.com) just to see how they do.
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KEYoungwood
Rookie Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 2:28:06 PM

Word of mouth helps me decide. I just got 4 tires it was $604.00 plus $78 to balance them here in Perry Burdettes's Discount ask for Johnny. I am a happy customer.
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cuzTX
Rookie Author Houston

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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 5:58:22 PM

manufacturer date
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 10:19:44 AM

DATES
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moher02
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:50:54 PM

Price, and quietness when on road. Must be all season radial
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Rs588NY
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 4:05:30 PM

Other: How long the tire is going to last.
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fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 4:03:14 AM

Specifications and Warranty...
Specifications: I want tires to be not only a trusted brand, but to have tried and true quality incorporated such as the science involved in the composition of materials used, cord mechanics, design theories, durability, elastomers, finite element analysis, force and moment behavior, groove wander, heat build up, hydroplaning, impact, manufacturing, mechanics, etc.

Warranty: really needs no deep explanation. I just want it to be a reasonable warranty without a bunch of B.S. loop holes and evidence that the manufacturer has confidence in their product and back it up in a way that will curry the favor of the customer to want to purchase from them in the future.
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joeschmo12
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 11:59:46 PM

definitely trusted advice
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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 9:28:50 PM

How much money I have in my wallet.
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gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 9:27:16 PM

travel
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JunjunAZ
Rookie Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 4:43:37 PM

I always think the safety measures that tires can offer.
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JunjunAZ
Rookie Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 4:42:57 PM

Price and quality.
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Geo1002
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 11:08:27 AM

Price and quality.
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drewsworld
Sophomore Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:30:04 PM

I use Tire for the best prices and just recently purchased for half what it would cost me anywhere else...
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uksqueeze
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:44:18 PM

Different brands work well on different cars. Above all, I will take advise from an expert who knows what will work well on my car. I have a mechanic who owns the same car I do, and I trust his recommendations on tires and order them from Tire Rack.
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keo
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:08:32 PM

price
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Rich43
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:00:59 PM

I entrust the safety of my vehicles to the mechanics who service them. When they say I need new tires, I let them replace the tires. In the grand scheme of things (I don't drive that much and my mileage is spread over three vehicles), the cost of tire replacement doesn't amount to much for me.
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nomad228
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:31:29 PM

first the right size,then the tread needed for year round weather,then the price,then the brand. mostly the price. i think goodyear and bf goodrich have lost heir minds charging over 100 dollars each for mud tires. so i waited til i had a coupon and can use a online deal at the same time. the last itme i bought bf goodrich all terrain tires i paid 85 dollars each for them saved 30 dollars per tire.so far i have over 60k miles on them and they still have over a half inch of tread on them.: ) talk about getting a deal on a set of four tires. even wally world is charging over 100dollars each for them. the only advantage of wally world is they match the lowest price on anything you find on the net for a competitors pricing.
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toadNY
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:15:49 PM

Specifications first than price an brand.
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awdard123
Rookie Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:36:22 PM

What kind of tire it is (im not talking about name brand) but if it is safe on all types of roads and in all kinds of weather is what I mean.
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markmarcie2
Rookie Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:19:17 PM

I guess I'm stuck in the "other/NA" category. I want the balance between (estimated) tread life versus cost. I don't care for overpriced showey tires, but also want some tread life.

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