A guide to selecting the best tires for SUVS
Guest Post Author Sarah Williams
The only times you think about your SUV tyres are when you have a flat or when they need to change. SUVs are very popular with Australians, with about 45% sales among all cars.
When you are out there picking tyres for your SUV, you should check for these things to make sure that you are getting the best.
Determine What You Need
The first step is to assess if you need new wheels. The tyre tread depth will answer that for you. If it is close to 1.6 mm, then they need to be replaced. Australia has a variety of terrain, and depending on your use, the tyres may wear out sooner than you expect.
Know the Tyre Size
SUV’s can be fitted with different size tyres. If you go for smaller ones, it will make handling the vehicle very easy. On the other hand, if you go for a size bigger, the tyre response will be great. You can also go for bigger sizes that will give your vehicle some extra height.
Go With a Brand You Trust
Many companies make big claims about their tyre’s performance and safety, but who can you believe? In such a case, always go with a brand that you trust. Your trust could be based on your own experience, a recommendation from a trusted source, your mechanics choice, or a brand that you know you can rely on.
Don’t Go Cheap
When it comes to tyres, it is worth investing in quality. While most of the infrastructure in Australia is state-of-the-art, there are places where you still need the right tyre to get you through. Instead of picking cheap ones that require frequent replacement, go for quality products, based on your driving habits.
Stick To Manufacturer Recommendation When Not Sure
With diverse options available, it can be overwhelming to decide which tyre to choose. So, when in doubt, go for what the car manufacturer recommends. They may not suggest a brand outright, but they will be clear on the size and quality that the SUV needs for optimal performance.
Analyse Your Usage
When picking out wheels, you need to consider the usage. If you mostly drive within the city, then you can go for budget products. Driving on other terrains requires premium quality ones. If you use the highway more frequently, go for those designed to drive on paved roads. These will not work well on off-road conditions.