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When ordering tires, it saves a lot of time if you can tell the dealer exactly what you are looking for. Doing so helps speed up the process by giving the sales associate the exact information needed to help you with your purchase; knowing your stuff helps alleviate fears that you aren't taken seriously as a customer or could be taken advantage of. Going in armed with the right knowledge helps you put your best foot forward when talking tire terms. Do you know your sidewall from your whitewall? Your steel belts from your seat belts? You will get a lot of good, concise info that will come in handy at the tire counter.