Online tire buying guide

One of the major costs of owning a car is changing tires, which must be done more often than most people are aware. I for one don’t wait until a tire is worn out before changing them. Instead, I proactively monitor the wear on the tread, and replace my tires as soon as the tread thins to the point where the car’s safety may be compromised.

Discount Tire Store

Many tires these days have markers or wear bars that will make it clear when the tire needs to be replaced. If you don’t have such bars on your car, you can also use the penny test to determine if you have enough tread left.

Don’t rely on the tire manufacturer’s guarantee to decide when to change the tire. Tires wear differently depending on driving conditions and climate. So there is unfortunately no hard and fast rule on the frequency with which you should change your tires.

I would encourage consumers to buy tires online for convenience and price savings. To buy tires online, simply follow these steps.

  1. Go to a popular tire store like Discount Tire and search for tires by entering your car’s make and model.
  2. View the tires that come up in results. Read reviews and ratings, and select a tire.
  3. Get a discount tire coupon and apply it to your purchase for extra savings.
  4. Check out and pay for your tires.
  5. If you want, arrange an installation time for your tires. This way, you can simply go to your selected discount tire store at the scheduled time to have your tires changed in less than an hour.

For other tips on saving money, read my article about tax deductions.

Is It Possible to Use eHarmony for Free?

online dating pictureIt’s hard to pay for a service before you have a general idea of how it works. I myself have purchased many membership services online in the past, which I ended up not using. This is one of the reasons why I always try to use a service or software for free at first, even if I can only get a limited free trial.

Fortunately, most services do offer a free trial of some sort. This is particularly true of dating sites like eHarmony. Such sites allow you to join for free and set up an account. With eHarmony, you can even begin receiving matches. This is a wonderful way to get an idea of the quality of matches you can expect by being a member of the site.

eHarmony also allows you to go through several steps of communication with your matches before having to sign up and pay your membership dues. It’s important to understand that any communication you have prior to becoming a member will be limited, usually restricted to multiple choice questions and answers. Nevertheless, it’s nice that you can engage in some level of contact with your matches before paying anything. If this all sounds good to you, you can join eharmony here.

So here is my advice on how best to use eHarmony. Sign up for free, as this costs you nothing. Receive matches and communicate with them to get a feel for how well you mesh with them. Then, and only then, if you find someone you really want to communicate with more, go ahead and sign up for a membership. I recommend a 6 month membership or longer, as you get the lowest monthly rates by choosing such plans.

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