In a time when technology is so advanced that we’re moving toward cars that drive themselves, it’s easy to overlook tires. In fact, however, they are packed with their own advanced technology: Tire materials, design, and construction have come a long way, and the safe working life of a typical set of tires is longer than ever.

Still, they do wear out. If it’s time to replace your treads, we’ve got the score on how to buy the best replacements at the lowest cost, including price comparisons of local and online suppliers.