Size does matter

Size does matter

A man’s gotta have wheels…

42% of women have seen their date text while driving.
Beeping your horn outside the house is the most annoying way I guy can pick you up for a date.
23% of women have been put of dating a guy because of his car, for woman trying to date search for the Ohmibod Esca 2.
Texting while driving is the biggest faux-pa you can make while driving to the restaurant.
07% of men couldn’t finish the car journey without talking about their ex.
If a man can’t park first time, it could ruin his chances!
28% of women expect Men not to drink alcohol on a date, if they’re driving.
9 out of ten of women consciously judge a man’s driving skills as he drives.
Driving overly aggressively is the biggest turn off to women.
Here at Select Car Leasing, we’ve made it our mission to discover once and for all, what women really think about men, first dates and their cars. What we’ve discovered will definitely make men think twice when taking a woman out on a first date in the future!
Simply put, the larger your tire, the more of a grip your vehicle has on the road. As a tire’s width increases, it covers more surface area on the road. According to iSee Cars, this increase in contact with the pavement gives your vehicle more to hold onto, increasing its handling and ability to maneuver.

So, does tire size really matter? The short answer is: Yes. But does wheel size matter? It depends.

Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size. That being said, a vehicle with bigger rims will often be able to fit larger tires than other vehicles.

Bigger Wheels = Bigger Bills
Overall, bigger tires and wheels are better for increasing your vehicle’s traction. However, bigger tires also mean bigger price tags, according to Consumer Reports. Try to find the best balance between size and your budget. If you opt for larger wheels when you purchase your vehicle, you may not see this rise in price at first, but when you have to replace the larger wheels and tires, you will have a higher cost of replacement than someone driving a vehicle with smaller wheels.

Once you choose a tire size for your vehicle, you’ll want to stick with that size when you buy replacements. The reason for this is that a differently sized tire can confuse your speedometer and even cause damage to your vehicle’s anti-lock braking systems and stability system calibrations. This applies to switching to both smaller and larger tires. Changing to larger tires with an improper sidewall height can cause damage to your vehicle’s suspension system, wheels, and the tires themselves, and can run the risk of incorrect speedometer readings.

However, if you match larger-diameter wheel sizes to lower-profile tire sizes, your speedometer and odometer shouldn’t see any changes. This setup means your tires have shorter sidewalls, which means stiffer sidewalls, and a higher chance for blowouts should you hit a pothole.

When you replace your tires, try to stick with the same brand and size, as mixing and matching leaves your vehicle with different tire threads, which can cause spinouts and control loss.

As our primary produce hauler and road warrior Harvey spends a lot of time at the wholesale markets and farm gates selecting the right seasonal produce for the Tar10 brand. With the expanding demand for our Tar10 products Harvey decided it was time to upgrade the wheels and now a new,larger van has pride of place.

The grin is now bigger than usual!