Things to know before you go to the dealer
Your Tire Size
Knowing your tire size can help you save time at the tire dealership & enables
you to make an informed tire purchase. Your vehicle's original equipment tire
size can be found in your owner's manual or on the tire placard located on the
driver's door jamb, glove box lid, or inside the fuel hatch. You can also check
your existing tire's tire designation. View a lesson on how to read a sidewall.
If you are interested in a size other than your vehicle's original equipment, or
are upgrading your wheels, consult your local authorized Michelin dealer for
Your Tire Type
One of the first questions your dealer will probably ask you is, "What type of
tires are you looking for?" Your dealer is referring to categories such as
all-season tires, winter tires, etc.
What's most important is that your new tires meet your needs. Before you go to
the tire dealer, think about the best & worst conditions you foresee driving
in. What performance criteria are you looking for in a tire? For example, is wet
traction more important to you than cornering capability on dry roads? The more
you can tell your dealer, the better tire you will get for your needs.
To get our recommendation on which Michelin tire models are right for your
vehicle & driving style, visit the Tire Advisor.
Something to remember at the dealer
Your Warranty Booklet & DOT Registration Card
You should receive a warranty booklet & Department of Transportation (DOT)
tire registration card with your purchase of tires. The warranty booklet will
give you information on the care & maintenance of your new tires as well as
important warranty information. If you purchased Michelin® tires & did not get
the warranty booklet you can view a printable version here.
By completing the DOT tire registration card, you can be notified of any product
Install two new tires on the rear axle
If you need to purchase only two new tires, insist that they are installed on
your vehicle's rear axle. New tires grip the road better & when the two new
tires are mounted on the rear, they will help reduce the potential for your
vehicle to fishtail or hydroplane in wet conditions.