Most people, when they purchase a car, don’t think of the tires. They drive away with the tires that were left on the car and thought nothing more of it. When it comes time to replace them, most people replace them with a conventional set of tires. Many aspects of a car can affect the rate on a driver’s car insurance in Berks County. This includes the vehicle’s tires.
Types of Tires
Oversized tires are viewed by many as an unnecessary risk. They change how the vehicle is driven and it alters the odometer reading and speedometer reading. Going a faster speed than you realize can, in turn, lead to an accident. Although oversized tires are looked down upon by many, they’re still a fashionable car modification.
Another type of tire modification that has come into favor is low-profile tires, commonly called "low-pros." They look sleek and flashy because you have more wheel and less tire. The shiny chrome sparkles and glints in the sun. Unlike the dull rubber of a tire. Also, by having bigger wheels, it is easier for people to see the brakes which some paint or color to appease an aesthetic. Smaller tires do create problems for those who travel on rougher roads. Small bumps and potholes can cause your rims to bend if hit too hard.
Most insurance companies don’t charge more for vehicles with oversized tires. Remember insurance companies look at a variety of factors when deciding a driver’s rates. Berks County Insurance can work with you to help determine what might be beneficial to your policy and to your vehicle.
What is most important for your own safety, no matter what kind of tires you have, make sure that your tires are properly configured for your vehicle. If the tires do not fit the vehicle or are in poor condition, this could cause an accident. It’s well known that safer vehicles get lower rates on car insurance.
Before you modify your vehicle’s tires, contact Berks County Insurance serving all of Berks County, to see how performance tires might modify your auto insurance policy.