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Guide on How to Buy Tires

Most people don’t budget for new tires, and you probably don’t think about the rubber between your car and the road until your vehicle is crippled by a flat. Replacement expenses mount quickly, especially if you discover that you need to replace more than one tire. Estimates can be high, especially when factors such as balancing, mounting and alignment are included. Furthermore, tire pressure sensors on newer vehicles can add to the overall price. Regardless of the expense, you shouldn’t drive with bad tires.

Safety first

New cars have an array of high-tech safety features, from advanced anti-skid systems to automatic braking, but these are less effective without quality tires. Well-maintained tires are so important to staying safe on the roads, that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designed an entire campaign around the theme Tire Safety: Everything Rides on It. Skipping or skimping on this purchase is a risky proposition. Fortunately, financing may be an option.

Repair Payment Options

When tire repairs or replacements aren't in the budget, or you don’t want to max out high-rate credit cards, choose an auto shop that partners with a reputable financing company. These businesses offer financing to their customers, and make it possible to pay for large auto repair bills, such as new tires, over an extended period of time. Instead of a large initial cash outlay, you have manageable monthly payments that slide right into your budget. For example, Synchrony Car CareTM offers the most comprehensive financing available.  With merchants specializing in tires, transmissions, oil changes or collision repair, you can find a car care professional for all of your car care needs.

It can be tempting to choose the least expensive solution, such as patching a small leak, but gambling with safety on the road is never a smart decision. Instead, consider promotional financing* from Synchrony Bank to cover the cost of tires for your vehicle.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Click here for details. Credit is extended by Synchrony Bank.

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