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What Kind Of Tires Do I Need?

May 17th, 2016

There are so many choices for tires in today’s marketplace, it can become a little confusing or even overwhelming. What kind of tires are right for you? That all Tires in Pembroke Pines FL depends on what you’re driving and what your driving habits are.

· If you’re driving a sedan, minivan or crossover, most drivers will find touring or grand-touring tires to be just fine for day-to-day driving. Touring tires are designed for low noise, a smooth ride, good road manners and stable, predictable handling.
 
· If you live in a region that sees light snow in the winter, all-season tires are a good pick. All-season tires have the road manners of touring tires, except with a tread pattern and rubber formulation that enables them to have good traction in light wintry conditions.
 
· Is there lots of snow where you live? Winter tires may be the way to go. Modern winter tires are designed with an aggressive tread pattern and a rubber compound that stays flexible in sub-freezing weather for good traction. Just remember to change them back when temperatures get above 40 degrees or so – winter tires will wear very quickly in warmer weather.
 
Do you drive a light truck or SUV? There are plenty of choices for these vehicles as well.
 
· All-terrain tires are a great pick for trucks and SUVs. While offering great ride quality and handling, all-terrain tires are designed for traction on gravel, light mud and other soft surfaces.
 
· If you’re serious about going off the pavement, you can opt for mud tires. Mud tires feature an aggressive tread design with a high “void ratio” of clear space between lugs. The void ratio helps the tires eject mud and stones for a clean biting surface as they rotate.
 
If you like to get a little more performance out of your vehicle and push it a little harder, there are high-performance and ultra-high-performance tires. HP and UHP tires have a sticky, soft tread formulation that allows great cornering and steering response. Just remember that HP and UHP tires also have a shorter tread life due to that softer rubber.
 
NOTE: whatever type of tires you decide on, don’t ever mix and match different sizes or tread designs. This can result in “squirrelly” and unpredictable handling!

 

Got any questions? Regardless of what you drive, we’ve got a great selection of tires from Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Michelin and more, in various sizes and styles and at a price point you’ll love. Make an appointment with us at Family Tire Distributors in Pembroke Pines, FL! 

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