I need to replace the back tires on my CTS (the front ones are fairly new). I've been told to get the same as on the front. Is tire matching just for looks? Is there a functional reason to get exactly the same tires all around?
You're lucky you don't need snow tires as well. Extra wheels & tires can be expensive.
Everyone has an opinion/experience with tires but I would stay away from Cooper all together from my personal experience - besides, the CS4 Touring tires you mention are 131 bucks each, I would rather put a set of Hankook Ventus V4's on for about 85 bucks each over the Cooper tires, especially if looking to save some cash...I think the new Eagle GT's are only a couple bucks over 100 for the 16 inchers that Ms Pinky needs...For future reference, grab some Cooper CS4 Touring tires for your next set. Awesome tire and they won't totally break the bank. And get the V rated ones, you'll get an extra rain channel that way :thumbsup:
[/QUOTE]QUOTE=PinkLisa;2508707]The front tires are "Nexen" brand. Any opinions on them?
Nexxen is what Wal-Mart sells up here. Cheap.
Yep it does help. The current back tires are from the factory. The car only has 33k miles even though its 6 years old. I'm not wild about the idea of buying 4 new ones, so I'll probably just get the Nexens. They are correct for the car according to the guidelines.Lisa,
Yes to me they sound like the same ones. I'm sure they are good tires. They have to pass standards.
Just make sure you get the proper rating for your car. (S,V,W, etc.)
Check the sticker inside the driver's door.Or if you can, find out what came on the car from factory.
You could also go to Tirerack.com,
Hope this helps, not confuses you.
Resale? Ha! There will be no resale. My children are in heavy competition to see who will be the next owner. In 4 years Mama gets a newer model (for my 50th b'day).They ride hard...just got rid of mine. Currently on Conti DWS as someone stated above and really love them. Whatever, but match all four, for resale value if anything...if you dare..lol.