Tread wisely with these 6 options for durable, affordable tires

Buying a new set of tires brings many questions to mind. What type of tire do you need? Is an expensive tire worth the extra money? Are cheaper tires safe? How much should you spend?

Usually, the bigger the tire, the more expensive it is. For example, an all-terrain tire for an SUV will cost more than an all-season tire for a midsize family car.

Additionally, the cheapest tires are usually made with low-quality materials. Potential money saved will be inconsequential should a sub-standard tire contribute to an accident. Quality rather than price should guide your buying decision.

These six tires offer durability and safety without breaking the bank.

Tread wear

The depth of your tire’s tread will affect its grip on the road.

The penny test is an easy way to determine the level of tread wear. Place a penny upside down in your tire’s tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.

Chris Gillespie is a writer for BestReviews, a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money.