Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What tires should I get for a 2006 Mazda tribute?

asked by on

I was looking for good tires that don't cost to much.

My car has 159999 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Tires are a very subjective topic. It is very important to start your research for tires with asking yourself a few pertinent questions. How many miles will the tires need to last? What is an acceptable price? What kind of driving conditions will the tires be used in? Do you drive in a more spirited manner and need something a little more sporty, with a little more grip? Do you live in an area with twisty roads, or are you in an area that is all straight roads? We all would like to buy tires that will last 100,000 miles, have excellent traction in both wet and dry conditions, and cost next to nothing, but the best we can do is find a tire that is a happy compromise with all things considered. There just simply is no one perfect tire for everyone. I would suggest looking at some tire websites and doing comparisons on different brands and styles. There are ratings on the sides of tires that will suggest their longevity, heat range, and several other factors. You can also contact a certified mechanic, like the mobile mechanics at YourMechanic.com, to get more detailed information on tire cost and installation prices.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How long should tires last?

Tires are expensive, and you want them to last as long as possible. However, there are lots of different factors that go into determining tire life, most of which are out of the hands of the manufacturer. Here are some...

Q: Convertible test drove fine but now has rough ride

Many different components can attribute to a rough ride. The most common would be the tires, struts, shocks, springs, and various suspension components. A qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic will be able to diagnose why your car is...

Q: Amber engine light came on. Mechanic said the fault was a knock sensor.

If your engine has any kind of noise in it that can cause an engine knock then it would also set the code for the knock sensor. The knock senor is used by the computer to adjust ignition timing for...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...