Trying to find new-type winter tires to fit older car
November 11, 2011 9:04 PM Subscribe
I know very little about car tires. Having problems finding a Blizzak-type winter tire, and retailer of same, for lady friend's older car. Advice gratefully accepted!
posted by Alaska Jack to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi everyone. I swung by Costco today to get tires for a 1992 Toyota Camry. I particularly wanted to get a set of the new-generation winter tires, like Bridgestone's Blizzak or Michelin's X-Ice.
The current tires say "P195/70Rr14 90S". Costco guy said they don't carry this size, and their website seems to back this up.
Recommendations? Is there a good online retailer, preferably one that offers free shipping, that I should check?
Tirerack, for example, only seems to offer a single tire in this size: The Firestone Winterforce, which as far as I can tell does not seem to be one of the "new generation"-type tires.
I would love to get any helpful pointers or suggestions you might have.