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Buying new tires can be a tiresome task. Tires are pricey and, being universally black and round, hard to tell apart. Plus, you can’t really try them out yourself. It makes mattress shopping seem transparent.

At the same time, tires are the most important factor in how your car rides, brakes, and handles curves on slippery roads. Over the life of your car, assuming your drivetrain holds up, new tires may well cost more than any repair you make.

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David Muhlbaum
Former Senior Online Editor

In his former role as Senior Online Editor, David edited and wrote a wide range of content for With more than 20 years of experience with Kiplinger, David worked on numerous Kiplinger publications, including The Kiplinger Letter and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. He co-hosted  Your Money's Worth, Kiplinger's podcast and helped develop the Economic Forecasts feature.