When the rubber hits the road

 Darren Williams stands at the tire studding station at Dick's Point S in Battle Ground last week. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Haukaas

Darren Williams stands at the tire studding station at Dick's Point S in Battle Ground last week. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Haukaas

The subject of tires may not be the most riveting one but, let’s face it, they are largely responsible for the safety of some pretty precious cargo — namely you and your loved ones. Bearing that in mind, Jeff McCrary, manager at the Battle Ground Les Schwab Tire Center, shared some industry insight into the modern day wagon wheel.

The obvious first place to start with a new set of tires is how to determine the best ones for a particular vehicle. It turns out that isn’t the most accurate way to approach the issue. According to McCrary, who has 17 years of experience with Les Schwab, determining the best tires is far more about application than it is about the make and model of your ride (Read more in The Reflector).