The Right Tires and Rims For Me
I have read through some of the threads on here and here has been some good information. I ask for more help, however. I bought my Focus at an auction a couple of years ago and aftermarket rims were already on there. The purpose of my car would be simply driving. Nothing fancy, not going up the mountains, not racing, and I live in the Arizona desert so there's no snow and rains only a few times a year though the heat is a bit high.
Though I would not have bought after market rims I figured with them there I would leave them. Sadly within that first month my tires all had to be replaced and since then I have had to pay $130+ for each tire roughly every six months. This is not what I expected from my reliable little commuter car. Sadly with the rims it has there are limited tires and they are all expensive and won't last.
I am in a position now where I can purchase both new tires and rims. As in the thread for advice in choosing new tires I saw information to give.
My driving habits are pretty non-aggressive. I haven't had a speeding ticket in years and that was when I was 20. The climate I live in was already described but it is hot and dry. The terrain is street and pretty nice. I'm. Of looking for racing or high performance I just want to save some money on gas when I drive to work and around town.
What kind of advice can you all give? What size should I seek? Tirerack seems to be the place to go but are there other suggestions? Thank you.