If you’re a college student, especially a commuter, you’re likely on the go a lot. You can’t afford the time disruption or the big repair bill you’d get if your car broke down or your tires popped. It’s enough that you have to remember your laptop, your books, your charger and your phone. You don’t have time to worry about the best tires for your car.
It’s important to be prepared for your next semester, and that includes making sure your tires are in tip top shape. Here’s how to make sure your tires are up for all the demands that your driving routine – and the weather — imposes on them.
There are lots of different tire types out there, and the ones you choose will depend on your make and model of vehicle. Here are suggestions when choosing the best tires for the common types of cars that college students typically drive.
Midsize crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) get decent gas mileage and enjoy a pretty good turning radius while giving you more legroom and cargo space. Yet they’re still small enough that you can drive them around with ease and slip into those cramped parking spots on campus.
You’ll need dependable all-season performance paired with a comfortable ride for your daily commute or those weekend road trips with your roommates. You’ll also want a tire with a long-lasting tread life.
Compact Sedan Tires
Small sedans are good for accommodating cramped parking lots and roadways on campus, with excellent fuel-efficiency and a short turning radius as well. Not only are they economical to maintain, they are cheaper to fill with gas. Whether you drive a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, living on campus or off, you need the right tires to get around.
When choosing tires, choose ones with reliability and tread life at the forefront. Make sure they can accommodate your everyday as well as all-season requirements.
Hybrid tires are made for high fuel efficiency, which is great if you’re a broke college student who can’t afford to spend a lot at the pump. After all, college – and gas — is not cheap! If you like the money savings and eco-friendly nature of a hybrid, you need tires that place a big priority on longevity, fuel efficiency and all-season performance.
You’re a college student. The last thing you want to worry about is your tires and how they will perform when you need them the most.
It’s important to research your tires extensively before making a decision. You need to stay safe on campus, and while driving back and forth to your hometown.
Contact I&I Tires
Not sure which tires would be best for your vehicle? We can make recommendations so that you as a college student can save money and stay safe. Call us in Atlanta at 470-231-2311 or Smyrna at 678-403-8029.