Choosing new tyres for your bike can be a difficult decision. Many people only realise that they need new tyres once their tyres are already bald. If your wheels are having trouble, but your tyres are not, then it may be worthwhile simply replacing your tyres. However, if your wheel rim is starting to kink or rub, a new wheel rim package may be wise.
Many people are surprised when they discover the price of rims, tyres, and wheel packages from independent wheel and tyre shops. Wheel and tyre packages can be anywhere from $50 to $300 depending on the vehicle, and this does not include installation. Wheel and tyre packages from dealer repair shops can cost hundreds of dollars, often without having a wheel alignment.
Wheel and tyre packages aren’t as cheap as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in order to get the wheels and tyres you want. Most big auto retailers offer wheels and tyre packages, but their prices vary wildly, depending on the brand and size of the tyres you actually wish to. In addition, some stores offer wheel and tyre packages at certain times of the year, such as close to Halloween, for discounted prices. Colour and size also matter since some retailers offer wheel and tyre packages only for cars that meet certain criteria, such as being 17 inches or larger.
Wheel and tyre packages can be expensive, but there are ways to limit the cost. Headlights and taillights are required on cars in many countries, even some countries that have no law requiring drivers to wear seatbelts. Some wheel and tyre packages also include fog lights required in certain countries. Wheel and tyre packages may also contain tyres for off-road driving, which have a harder compound than the tyres used on regular roads.