What Tires Are Right For My SUV?
If you drive an SUV or crossover, there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to buying new tires. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to even start.
A good starting point, however, would be to consider what you’re actually going to use your SUV for. Do you have a 4 x 4 SUV that you expect to take off-road often? Do you think you might use it for the occasional hunting or fishing trip on dirt or gravel roads? Or is it just a grocery-getter and soccer team hauler?
Light truck tires are available that rival the best passenger car tires when it comes to all-season traction, ride quality, road manners, noise level and handling. Light truck tires are even available with low-rolling-resistance technology to help you squeeze a few more miles out of every tank of gas.
All-terrain tires feature a little more aggressive tread pattern and a tougher compound that’s more resistant to punctures and gouges. All-terrain tires offer better traction on mud, snow/slush, and loose dirt while still delivering highway performance, noise suppression and ride quality that you can be comfortable with.
Mud tires are designed for serious off-road use and are available in larger sizes, should you choose to pair them with a 4 x 4 lift kit that gives you a bit of extra ground clearance and more room in the wheel wells. Mud tires feature a chunky tread pattern with a high void ratio so that they can “self-clean” as they spin. The self-cleaning design means there will always be a clear section of tread to dig into mud and soft surfaces as you make your way along.
In the end, the choice is up to you. At United Tire & Service, we stock a great selection of truck and SUV tires from premium brands like Cooper, Falken, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Pirelli, and Firestone. Regardless of what kind of SUV you drive, we’re absolutely certain we can get you set up with a set of tires, and at a price point you’ll love! Make an appointment with us today!