Is it time to replace those Honda ATV tires? Looks like you'll have some decisions to make. There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to 4 wheeler tires.
Stay with the OEM tires - You may like the tires that came on your Honda ATV just fine. They're usually a good compromise for most riders and have at least predictable handling.
If you're not sure that the tires on your Honda are original equipment, check your owners manual for the stock size, or call your dealer.
Go with aftermarket Honda ATV tires - If you have been riding your ATV for a while and know what kind of riding you like to do - You may need to consider a more specialized ATV tire.
These run the gamut from mud and snow to sand paddle to racing tires for motocross and cross country. I ride in an area that has a lot of mud in the spring and fall. So a tire designed for muddier terrain works a lot better for me than the stock tires.
Shop Online Stores - The web is the most competitive market in the world. Take advantage of that by comparison shopping several online stores. Or if you're like me, there are a few that I like and trust. If their price is in the ballpark - order from them and don't sweat the few bucks price difference.
Not familiar with any online stores? Narrow your choices down to a few and then Google 'em to see what kind of reputation they have. If there's anything negative - you'll find it.
Online Auctions - Everybody knows that pretty much means Ebay. If it ain't for sale there - there probably ain't one for sale anywhere! Be sure and look at the sellers feedback and recent auctions for any problems. As long as you deal with a seller that has several hundred or more transactions with a feedback rating near 100% - you won't have any serious problems.
Local Tire Dealers - I know they usually cost more - but - if four wheeler tires are a sideline for them, they may be willing to sell them at a discounted price. Check for blems or returns - you never know what might turn up.
Local ATV Dealers - Will probably be the most expensive per tire - but could still be the best deal for you. Your Honda dealer will be the most likely to have Honda four wheeler tires in stock. The best way to save a few bucks in this situation is to go for a package deal.
See if the dealer will give you a break on mounting the tires, or combine that with labor for other service you may need. If you've been thinking about buying some accessories, do it all at the same time and see if you can wrangle a few bucks off the total deal.
Local Classified Ads - Pretty hit or miss - but you could get lucky and find someone wanting to sell their Honda ATV tires. If you're not in a hurry it could pay off.
Word of Mouth - You've heard the stories. Some rich guy buys a new ATV and replaces the stock wheels and tires before he gets home with it. Then he just gives 'em away because they're "in the way". Haven't heard that story? Oh well - we can only hope.
In the meantime it won't hurt to ask all your riding buddies if they know anyone with some Honda ATV tires they don't need anymore. I'll bet if you do find some this way - they will be a super deal!