HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT TIRES FOR YOUR SUV OR TRUCK
Now that you understand the difference in tread types, we will go over some other important factors to consider when you are trying to find the perfect off-road tires for your truck or SUV.
What Is the Weather Like Where You Live?
While all-seasons tires are designed to provide adequate grip for all seasons, if the area where you live has extreme weather that lasts longer than average, it may be a good idea to consider different tires.
For the sake of this discussion, when we refer to extreme weather, we are talking about higher than average rainfall, snow, or sleet, as well as extremely high temperatures that persist for months at a time.
All-seasons are almost always a great choice if you live in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons but doesn’t get slammed with high amounts of precipitation or prolonged periods where the temperature is over 90 or under 30. All-season tires have been designed to handle almost everything that Mother Nature can throw at you, but they are not designed to be the best option for any kind of weather. If you want to be able to buy new tires and then forget about them, all-seasons might be a good option to choose.
If you live in a part of the country where you are constantly exposed to high levels of rain, snow, or ice on the roads, there are better tires that will keep you safer and make your drive more comfortable. All-terrain tires offer a nice balance between an aggressive off-roading or mudding tire and an all-season tire, and are an excellent choice if you alternate between doing a lot of driving on paved roads and off-roading, either for fun or for your job.
Choose the Right Load Index and Speed Ratings
The load index of a tire is there to let you know how much weight a tire can safely carry. The load index should never be ignored on any vehicle, but especially when you drive an SUV or truck, as you are able to add more weight to one of these vehicles compared to a car. For SUV and truck tires, there are often two load indexes. The two indexes indicate the rating for the tire when used on a single rear axle vehicle or a dual rear axle.
While the speed rating may not be as important for off-roading vehicles as it is for high-performance cars, it still bears mentioning. The speed rating is there to help you understand what speed the tire is able to handle safely. While your truck may not be capable of reaching high speeds, you should still pay attention to any new tires you buy to make sure they are compatible with what your truck’s manufacturer recommends.
Spending More Means You Will Get More
While there are many items you can buy for a little bit of money and receive the same features and quality as a more expensive option, tires are not one of them. From the quality of the materials used to build them to the amount of time and effort spent designing and engineering a new style or tread, more expensive tires are almost always better than cheaper ones. While you are in some ways paying more for a brand name, a good tire brand comes with a lot of important qualities that you want in your tires. Large manufacturers spend a lot of money and time investing in research and development in order to build a better tire that not only outperforms their own models, but also outperforms their competitors. This competition means that you will receive tires that have years of research behind them, and that they are built from the best materials available to the most exacting standards.
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