Do you find the process of purchasing new tires confusing? There’s a variety of aspects to look at when you are selecting a brand-new tire for your vehicle including the construction, speed ratings, width, aspect ratio, and more. Depending on what you would like to do with your tires you might want to consider using all-terrain tires so that you can have some extra off-road safety in your vehicle. All-season tires and all-terrain will definitely perform differently in inclement weather and uneven surfaces. If you need some extra insurance for driving off-road, considering all-terrains could be an excellent choice for your vehicle.
How All Season And All-Terrain Tires Differ
Both types of tires will be able to thrive in almost any weather condition but when you are driving in extremely wet circumstances it’s likely that you’ll get better performance out of an all-terrain tire because they are made with more aggressive and large treads blocks. With these larger tread blocks, you can ensure a better grip especially in wet conditions where you may hydroplane.
The larger grooves on tread blocks within all-terrain tires can also channel water which can increase the traction. All-season tires do not have the same tread pattern as all-terrain tires that work to move material away from the center of the tire towards the sidewalls for maximum traction even in extremely wet conditions.
All-terrain tires have a large group and tread pattern which can handle any type of material whether it’s mud, snow, or a big puddle. All-terrain tires also have a siping which can offer an extra level of grip when the tread comes into contact with a driving surface. The downward force continues to open these sipes up which will make sure that the tire can always enjoy great grip even when it’s wet.
All-terrain Is A Must For Off-Road
If you’re going to be going off-road, you need all-terrain. An all-terrain tire is built for the most rugged terrain and it can make sure that when you do go off-road, you’ll be able to have a tire that can help you overcome it. All-terrain tires are able to eject rocks, mud, snow, and water.
If you tried driving fast along a dirt or gravel road, it’s possible that you could damage your all-season tires and experience far less grip.
All-terrain On Paved Surfaces
All-terrains are excellent for off-road and inclement weather conditions but all-terrain tires can often cause your gas mileage to suffer on any paved surface. The radial grooves and the deeper and heavier tires take more energy to move this means a higher gas mileage. The deeper grooves can also make a much louder noise on the road and lead to a slightly rougher ride. This could mean that as you’re driving down the highway in all-terrain tires that you will notice a difference in ride quality. If you regularly transition between unpaved surfaces and paved surfaces this can also lead to uneven wear patterns which can mean you’ll need to rotate your tires much more often.
When choosing between these types of tires it’s important to consider the amount of off-road driving that you are going to do. Even if you’re planning on taking your vehicle off-road 50 to 60% of the time, you should strongly consider using an all-terrain.
Keep some of these top ideas in mind if you are considering tire types for your truck or Jeep. Contact us today for the best all-terrain tires for your truck or jeep.