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CHOOSING THE RIGHT TIRES FOR YOUR VEHICLE
Having the right set of tires on your vehicle can make the world of difference when it comes to the way that your vehicle drives and handles the road. Properly matching the tires to your environment, car type, and weather will make for a smoother ride and can also improve handling. See this set of guidelines that will help you make the best decision when it comes to choosing the proper tire for your vehicle.
- All-season tires: All season tires are meant for use year round, they generally work in all applications but if you live in extreme weather conditions these may not suit your vehicle as well. If you are looking more performance and comfort and durability you may want to go with a tire that has a specific use for your vehicle
- Winter/snow tires: Winter tires are perfect for harsh cold extreme weather where you may have icy roads that other standard tires would fail to perform in. With additional traction these tires are essential for those conditions where you need exceptional grip on the road.
- Performance tires: Performance tires are made for maximum comfort and speed. These tires will handle the road the best being that it is not in an extreme environment. They typically have less usage and will not last as long as other tires as the tire tread is less than standard tires, but the performance can make a huge difference if you are looking for the maximum output in your vehicle.
- Summer tires: Slightly different than all-season tires, these tires work great 3 seasons out of the year. Leaving out the cold winter months where additional traction is needed. They have additional grip than standard tires so they are perfect for rainy seasons and wet conditions. Summer tires are not suitable for any winter conditions due to the rubber hardening when the temperature drops.
- All-terrain tires: For a more rugged use these tires are a great alternative to regular all season tires. Whether it be on a rocky road or driving on sand and gravel, these tires are much thicker and heavy duty and can handle rough terrain. Often more heavy and provide less performance all-terrain tires are best suited when you are faced with driving in off-road conditions
- Touring Tires: Premium tires that bring out the best performance in your vehicle, often the most expensive of these tires offer the best durability, reliability, and minimum noise. Generally good for all year use with the exception of snow and icy roads. Great for the summer time and wet and dry environments.
- Mud-terrain tires: Mud and terrain tires have a very specific use, these are meant for soft surfaces that are hard to grip. Such as deep mud and sand they have very deep tread patterns that allows them to grip the toughest environments. Ideal for off-roading only where your vehicle needs to navigate through non solid terrains. When not being used on these roads they aren’t smooth, comfortable, or silent.
You always want to weigh your options and find the right set of tires for your vehicle for a particular season. Switching out your tires for each season or use would give you the most performance and use. With tires meant for more rugged terrains your vehicle is much more secure. And with performance grade tires you get the maximum output from your vehicle making your ride that much smoother and a joy to drive.