Tires are easy to forget about, at least until something goes wrong. Once they’ve stopped working, we remember them in a hurry! With so many different types, how do you know which kind of tire is best for your car?
First of all, what kind of vehicle are you driving and what are you doing with it? For instance, trucks and SUVs need special tires, since both types of vehicles tend to have off-road capabilities. Even if you only plan to drive your truck or SUV on the road, the tires will need to account for the heavier weight of the vehicle and towing capabilities.
You also need to consider road conditions. For a general daily use tire, all-terrain or all-season tires are your best bet. Snow tires may not be much in demand for driving here in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean that your tires don’t need to be able to handle wet or icy roads! At the very least you’ll want to make sure your tires are up to scratch before the winter rolls in. There are also mud tires, which are best for wet, muddy, uneven conditions.
If performance is your goal, low profile or performance tires are the way to go. These types of tires are more susceptible to road hazards and don’t absorb as much impact because of their thinner sidewalls, and they are more expensive, but if you’re looking for great handling and a sporty ride, there’s no better option.
Every type of tire has advantages and disadvantages; ultimately, the best tire for your vehicle will depend on what you want out of it. U Wrench It in Norcross, GA has an extensive inventory of parts, including tires; check out our inventory online, or come see us in person!