Sport Utility Vehicles Wheels
The type of tire that you have on your SUV will determine how the vehicle handles in different situations. Depending upon what your driving needs and capabilities are, you should consider a tire that compliments them.
Many people overlook this very important part of their vehicle and safety. If you don’t have the proper tires, and keep them maintained, you might not be getting the most out of your SUV.
SUV tires are normally larger in size than a regular car and come in a wide variety of styles. First of all, depending upon the manufacturer, your vehicle may require passenger grade tires or light truck tires. This will be marked on the inside of the driver’s door panel.
The type of tire that is on the vehicle when purchased will be the correct size, but may not be ideal for your purposes. Having a simple understanding of tires, and what different styles can do will help you get the best performance and gas mileage out of your SUV.
Common types of SUV tires include; Highway, All Season Highway, All Terrain, Off-Roading, Mud Tires and Snow Tires. Each type is manufactured to perform best on certain types of driving surfaces. You should know and consider the type of driving you normally do, before purchasing tires.
Most people drive on maintained permanent surfaces like concrete and pavement. If a majority of your driving is done on these surfaces, you will need a tire that is made for highway driving. You may however need an all season highway tire, with deeper tread, and snow breaking capabilities if you live in a northern climate.
All terrain tires are meant for people who drive on pavement, but commonly go off-road as well. If you do a lot of winter driving over icy and snow covered roads, you should consider putting on snow tires for the season.
There are many manufacturers of tires that make styles for SUV owners. Firestone, BF Goodrich, Toyo, Yokohoma, Pirelli, Michellin and so many more reputable tire makers have a plethora of options available. You can spend a wide range of money when looking to buy tires for your SUV.
General tire manufacturer is known for making less expensive tires, but has a model that is gaining popularity for it’s quality construction and fair pricing. The General Grabber is approximately $100 per tire, depending upon size, yet has great reviews.
On the other end of the cost spectrum, you’ll find makers like Pirelli and Toyo. Though they each have medium priced tires, they have some models that are rather expensive. If you are looking for a high end tire, you should keep in mind that some of these are made more for performance, than durability.
You could possibly buy a $200 dollar tire that handles well, yet has a 20k mile tire life. There are however high end quality, long lasting tires available from all the companies mentioned in this article. The best one for you, will depend on your particular driving style and region.