Your comprehensive guide to Toyota Corolla tires

Are you the owner of a new Toyota Corolla and trying to figure out how to best care for it and maintain its value? Or maybe you’re looking for a new set of tires for your existing Corolla so you can get back out on the road. Either way, it’s helpful to know how to both choose and care for Toyota Corolla tires. That’s why we had our Clermont auto service experts put together this guide on Toyota Corolla tire pressure, type + size, maintenance, and more.

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Which Toyota Corolla tires should you be purchasing?

Let’s kick things off with the most basic question – what type of Toyota Corolla tires should you be looking for? You should always shoot for something reliable. You don’t have to buy super expensive Toyota Corolla tires, but you want a good brand that offers a steadfast performance. All-season tires are your best bet for Clermont; we don’t see snow or ice, so as long as you have a reliable tire that can handle heat and rain, you’re good to go.

Some brands that we recommend checking out (and that we offer at Toyota of Clermont) include:

  • General Reliatrek
  • Michelin Defender
  • Dunlop Enasave

What size should your Toyota Corolla tires be?

To get even more granular, let’s talk about Toyota Corolla tire size. The size depends on a few factors:

  1. The particular model you drive (like LE, SE, etc.)
  2. The model year of your car

Because of that, there’s not really a black-and-white answer as to what your Toyota Corolla tire size should be. It will fluctuate based on the above factors. However, you can generally expect it to be one of the following sizes:

  • 205/55R16
  • 215/45R17
  • 195/65R15
  • 225/40R18

Still not sure which size works best for your car? Have one of our Toyota of Clermont auto care specialists help you choose the right one – improperly sized tires can cause damage to your car.

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How should you maintain your Toyota Corolla tires?

Whether you have a new car or simply new car tires, it’s important to take care of them. Getting routine tire maintenance ensures that they last a long time and give you both the fuel efficiency and the performance that you deserve from your Toyota. But how do you care for Toyota Corolla tires specifically? Here’s what our car care experts at Toyota of Clermont have to say about it.

Get your tire maintenance and stick to a schedule with it. You’ll need a tire rotation every 5,000 – 7,500 miles to ensure that your tires wear evenly and last longer.

Check your tire tread often. Bald tires lead to car accidents, which are a lot more expensive than replacing your tires. Use the penny test to check tire tread – stick a penny into the tread so the top of Abe Lincoln’s head touches the tire. If you can SEE the top of his head, your tread is too low and you need new tires.

Get new tires when you need them. That being said, don’t delay when you need new tires. The less tread you have, the less traction you have… which means you’re much more prone to get into a car accident.

Do visual inspections of your Toyota Corolla tires. Once a week take a minute to check them out and look for any physical damage or excessive wear and tear. You’ll want to look for things like bulges, blisters, rips, and sidewall separation.

And last but not least… check your tire pressure and keep your Toyota Corolla tires inflated to the right psi.

Caring for your car: Toyota Corolla tire pressure

As a car owner, you should be routinely checking your tire pressure. (If you drive a newer model, you’ll likely have the convenience of tire pressure readouts in your dash). Having the right tire pressure is critical to safe and reliable performance, good fuel efficiency, and a long lifespan for your tires. Generally, Toyota Corolla tire pressure is around 38 psi in the front tires and 36 psi in the rear tires. However, you should always refer to your owner’s manual OR ask one of our Clermont auto service experts what your tire pressure should be to make sure you’re on track.

Shop tires, schedule service, and more at Toyota of Clermont

Have questions about Toyota Corolla tires or need maintenance on yours? Contact Toyota of Clermont today! You can reach us seven days a week at (352) 404-7000, or stop by and see us at 16851 State Road 50 just west of the Florida Turnpike. Don’t forget to ask about our auto service specials!