tyre shop

How to prepare your visit to the tyre shop nearby?

Tips and advice for Auto

Before going to the tyre shop nearby, that you can easily find with our dealer locator, we recommend that you follow these few preparation steps. Why? Because the more prepared you are, the better you will be guided in choosing the right tyres for your driving needs.

1- Find a tyre shop nearby

On our "dealer locator", you can find the tyre seller closest to you.

banner dealer locator

Find tyre dealers near you in seconds

Search by
Address, City or ZIP code
  • Car
  • Motorbike
  • Bicycle
Locate me

2 - Check the size of your tyres

Once the dealer has been chosen, note the size of your tyres.

Here is where you can find it:

  • On the sidewall of the tyres
  • In the maintenance book (or on-board documents) in which the tyre dimensions are noted
tyre image

3 - Think about your use

To make sure the performance of your new tyres is right for your use, think about the following points:

Your driving style

At Michelin, we offer different tyre ranges to fit different needs. For example, some are specially designed for sporty driving, others for quieter driving or for fuel economy. Ask yourself what driving style suits you so you can be guided to the correct tyre category.

criterion to buy tyres

The type of roads you drive on

Do you drive more often on city roads, country roads or highways? This is a criteria that can also be taken into account when buying tyres.

roads you drive on

The distance you cover per year on average

This is one of the questions your tyre seller is likely to ask you. If you do not know how many kilometers you cover yearly on average, a very simple calculation allows you to determine it:

  • How many kilometers does your odometer display?
    If your car was used when you bought it, subtract the number of kilometers that had been driven at the time of purchase.
  • How many years have you owned your car?


Divide the first number by the second and you will know how many kilometers you drive on average each year.

This information will also help your dealer guide you to the most suitable range of tyres depending on whether you drive a lot, moderately or little.

Visiting the tyre shop

By following these points, you will have well prepared your visit to the tyre wholesaler. You will then be able to answer all the important questions and buy the right tyres for your use

See other related articles

You are using an unsupported web browser
You are using a website browser that is not supported by this website. This means that some functionnality may not work as intented. This may result in strange behaviors when browsing round. Use or updgrade/install one of the following browsers to take full advantage of this website