Compare 1988 Subaru GL Tires

1988 Subaru GL Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Subaru GL tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1988 Subaru GL Base* Shop 175/70SR13 S 28 PSI/32 PSI
1988 Subaru GL Base* Shop 175/70SR13 S 28 PSI/28 PSI
1988 Subaru GL Base* Shop 185/70SR13 S 28 PSI/32 PSI
1988 Subaru GL Turbo Shop 185/70SR13 S 28 PSI/32 PSI

1988 Subaru GL Base*

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/32 PSI

1988 Subaru GL Base*

- Size: Shop 175/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

1988 Subaru GL Base*

- Size: Shop 185/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/32 PSI

1988 Subaru GL Turbo

- Size: Shop 185/70SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/32 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1988 Subaru GL

What tires are best for a 1988 Subaru GL? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Subaru GL.

Primewell PS830/850
PS830/850

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires

Get the Right Tires for 1988 Subaru GL

Finding the right tires can be quick and easy, especially when you have all the information you need to make a good decision. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1988 Subaru GL. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for Subaru tires in all sizes, for all seasons. Whether you need a tire that's designed to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find affordable tires that get the job done.

View the tires Subaru recommends for 1988 GLs, plus useful info about Subaru GL tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Your vehicle can't drive correctly without the correct tires. As one of our tire technicians, Brianna, explains, "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Beyond the correct tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Subaru GL tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. If you live in Florida, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. In Colorado, though, there's a good chance you'll want Subaru GL snow tires for a good portion of the year, and maybe even all-season tires for year-round comfort and versatility.

When thinking about your driving conditions, consider where you live (mountains vs. city vs. countryside) and the kind of weather can catch you off-guard. (Watch out Tornado Alley!) Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. It's one of the best ways to maximize their Subaru GL's safety and performance from January to December. Other drivers prefer to purchase one all-season set to limit trips to the tire shop and make sure their vehicle is prepared in the rain, sleet, snow, or sun!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. Do you like taking your Subaru GL far away from civilization? Going where no vehicle has gone before? If you're a diehard off-roader, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't leave the paved path. You'll want strong tires that can take on gravel, sand, stone, and dirt. You might want to look at bigger tires with stiffer sidewalls and wider tread patterns to help protect against punctures and maintain balance in irregular road conditions. But if you mostly drive around the city, a Subaru GL tire that offers comfort, stability, and a quiet ride could be just what you need. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your vehicle. You're only a few clicks away from finding the right 1988 Subaru GL tire for your needs.

Good Tire Brands for Subaru GLs

You have many great options for Subaru GL tire brands when you visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. Firestone and Bridgestone are two popular brands. Firestone tires for Subaru GLs are always ready to get the job done! Harvey Firestone founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio in 1900. He was a boundary-pusher from the get-go. Firestone recognized the untapped potential for auto tires, so he started producing and testing truck, passenger, and farm tires. Fun fact: in 1908, Firestone's company introduced the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Firestone is now one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles — including the 1988 Subaru GL.

Bridgestone is another top choice for Subaru GL tires. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! The company is a global leader in rubber products and tire technology, delivering outstanding tires, service, and more to drivers worldwide. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can buy superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 1988 Subaru GL and drive with peace of mind!

Subaru GL Tire Rotation, Repair & More

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. We make it easy to buy new 1988 Subaru GL tires online and book an installation appointment at the same time. Many stores are open late and on weekends to better fit your busy schedule.

1988 Subaru GL Tire Questions

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Subaru GL tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Is Subaru tire inflation important? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Subaru GL tires? Your tire sidewall gives you information about load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to one of our tire technicians to learn how to read the numbers on your tire!
  • Is there an easy way to check Subaru tire tread depth? All you need is a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Subaru GL tires.

Subaru GL Tires Are Around the Corner

Let's get you rolling on new tires. Shop online and scheduled an installation appointment today. All tire discounts and coupons are automatically applied online!