What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Nissan Altima?
One great thing about the Altima is how low it sits to the ground, so tire quality doesn’t matter quite as much at lower speeds.
How Much Do Tires For Nissan Altima Cost?
Our cheapest option for the Altima (Falken Ziex ZE950) sells for around $75 at its cheapest price, and our more expensive options like Pirelli and Michelin will cost around $200 a tire (worth it).
Four New Tires
Your cheapest price is about $300 plus mount and balancing at your local tire shop when buying our cheapest set of Falkens, so plan on spending around $400 for your cheapest option, and around $1,000+ for a complete set (give or take).
The Pirellis mentioned as our high-end option for this model typically cost under $200 per tire, so you might end up only paying around $800 for the Nissan Altima.
Two New Tires
Our cheapest option for the Altima (the Falken Ziex) costs around ~$90 a tire, so you’ll end up paying something like $200 for the tires plus installation costs.
Our high-end option for the Altima (Pirelli P Zero) is reasonably price at around $120/tire, so expect to pay something like $300-$400 total for two new tires mounted and balanced.
Don’t replace one single tire on your Altima if it’s an AWD (all-wheel-drive) model, or unless it’s the spare (which you should replace every 6 years).
What Tire Size Is Best For A Nissan Altima?
The tire size? Wait, which number is that? Don’t overcomplicate things. Plug in your Altima’s year exact model into the Tire Rack site and let it spit you out all of the potential tire sizes that will fit your vehicle’s wheels.
Just a heads up: if your Altima has aftermarket wheels, the tire size could be slightly different. In that case, you’ll want to match the tire size exactly.
How Long Should Your Nissan Altima Tires Last?
Don’t buy crap tires for your Altima. If you do, they’ll only last 40 thousand miles or so. You want tires that will last at least 75 thousand miles (like the General Altimax RT43 we recommended).
Ultimately though, it depends on your driving style. If you’re always hammering the accelerator pedal and slamming on the brakes with your lead foot, then your tires are going to last half as long.
The same goes if you don’t rotate your tires every 3-5 thousand miles and keep them properly inflated at all times. Don’t let that TPMS light keep blinking people—if you do, you drive on deflated (or overinflated) tires for too long your tires will wear out in a matter of 10 thousand miles or even less.
When To Replace Tires On Your Nissan Altima?
Your Nissan Altima might stay in control a bit better than most cars if your worn tires blow out, but I still wouldn’t risk it.
This is a relatively low-riding car that makes it hard to inspect the insides of the tire treads regularly, so the best way to inspect tire treads is when you take it for an oil change.
Tires should always be replaced when the tread depths get down to 2/32” (two thirty seconds of an inch). Or if you want, you can stick a penny in your treads with President Lincoln’s head going inside. If Lincoln’s head is completely showing, you need new tires.