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I have a 1999 Audi Avant that needs new tires. What would you recommend if I am not sure I will be keeping the car for a long time?

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Denise Koeth, Managing Editor at Tire Review Magazine Some quality brands that are probably on the lower end of the price spectrum are: Kumho, General, Sumitomo and BFGoodrich. Ask a dealer which particular tires from these brands are available in your vehicle*s tire size to compare exact prices.

Brandy Schaffels, Editor at, Inc. I suggest adding the tires recommended by your Manufacturer or preferred tire provider. Even though it might save you a few bucks in the short term, you wouldn't want to scrimp on safety or performance for the time that you will be driving the vehicle. Tires are one of the most important features on your car to keep it safe on the road and performing as the manufacturer designed it, and if you do sell the vehicle soon, you can use the value of the new tires as a plus towards the vehicle's value.

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Call around town for the best quotes for the mileage interval and insure you rotate your tires approximately every 7500k miles, or every other oil change. You can have your tires checked and rebalanced every 30k miles for optimum life and performance.

Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair Rosa... Your vehicle has many tire size options from the factory. In fact, depending on the series of Avant you own, I show a total of six different tire sizes. All the options come in various performance ratings, tread designs, and overall quality features. This being said, I can only give you a range of tire prices at this time. Prices can start as low as $89.95 each, and range as high as $260.95 each. Our prices are

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