Choosing Your Next Set Of Tires
MAY 25, 2021
Whether it’s mud, rocks, snow, sand, or something else, off-roading will always be a tough test. So, how can you ensure you have the greatest chance of success? Two things-first, determine what kinds of terrain you’re most likely to see, and second, pick the right tire for those terrains.
Nowadays, tires can specialize in different terrain types, and you want to make sure you’re prepared. Follow along as Off Road Warehouse guides you on tire types and what you’ll want for your vehicle.
Things To Consider
Some things to consider before you pick up a set of tires:
- Road noise?
- Load range?
- Manufacture date?
- When was the last time you changed your tires (most manufacturers recommend 6 years at most)?
Types Of Tires: All-Terrain
The first tire type is all-terrain. As the name implies, all-terrains are suited for versatile vehicle lifestyles. Due to their design, all-terrains tend to have a higher tread life warranty than mud-terrains. They’re ideal for daily drivers that you also take out for trail riding on the weekends. Examples include the Toyo Open Country A/T II, Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, and BFGoodrich KO2.
Types Of Tires: Mud Terrain
Next, there’s the mud-terrain. These tires do more than just mud, though. They’re the more capable sibling of the all-terrain and work best on vehicles that are singularly used for off-roading. They work adequately on asphalt, too. Typically, these tires use larger voids and thicker tread blocks than all-terrains. Examples include the Toyo Open Country M/T, Falken Wildpeak M/T01, and BFGoodrich KM3.
Types Of Tires: Hybrid
If you want something in between an all-terrain and a mud-terrain, then a hybrid is your best bet. Hybrids strike a balance between supreme off-road performance and on-road manners. They incorporate rugged sidewalls and wider voids like a mud-terrain, while also retaining decent road manners like an all-terrain. The prime example is Toyo’s Open Country R/T.
No matter what vehicle you drive, you can rest assured that Off Road Warehouse will find the right set for you. So stop by any of our locations today and find out more from our expert sales staff!