As you consult the Tire Rack inventory for new tires and wheels, you'll notice that we continually push you to shop by vehicle. There are a number of important reasons why shopping in this way is truly the best way.
For starters, every vehicle is different. Simply searching by wheel size, offset and/or bolt pattern is not enough. To get an exact fit, it is necessary to pay attention to a series of details. So when you shop by vehicle, our systems calls upon a variety of measurements pertaining to your vehicle. All of which have been taken electronically by a series of tools. Wheels are measured similarly. After which a computer-aided design program creates a virtual drawing that allows our fitment engineers to decipher perfect matches. (Read more.)
Sounds complicated, and it is, but in the end you'll be satisfied with a fit that lacks vibration, wheel/tire interference and unbalanced handling.
When it comes to selecting the right tires, shopping by vehicle allows us to determine correct tire size information from the get-go. But size alone cannot determine an appropriate tire. The type of vehicle, where you drive it, wheel size...it all plays a role and that's where our Tire Decision Guide becomes a great resource.
And if you're in the market for both tires and wheels, we always recommend that you shop for a Tire and Wheel Package. Not only is it cost-effective, tires and wheels come premounted for easy installation. And of course–you can rest assured that it's a high quality, vehicle-specific, exact fitment.