The correct answer to this open question is the following.
We are going to use the PACED decision-making model to select the best tires.
The first stage of the PACED model is to define the PROBLEM. Ray has to identify what is his necessity to address the situation. Here, the situation is that he needs new tires for his car. Then, the second stage is ALTERNATIVES. He has to look for some suppliers that are in the market and the locations where he can purchase them. Nex, the CRITERIA. What are the characteristics he needs for his tires? The price ranges, the style, the models, the quality of the tire. Next, he needs to EVALUATE the alternatives taking into consideration the above-mentioned factors. And finally, he has to make a DECISION in time so he can get the best option in the market.