It’s inevitable; a trip to your local tire shop will need to happen sooner or later. Although for some the trip is no big deal, for others it’s a major source of anxiety. Choosing the right type of tire for your needs, driving style, and budget can be an overwhelming experience without the resources. Lucky for you, our experienced team at Tires Too is here and ready to help you make the best choice possible.
Let’s start by looking at the five most common types of tires and the situations they best apply.
1. All-Season Tires
Arguably the most popular type of tire is the all-season. This tire is known for its dependability in dry, wet, and snowy road conditions. Beyond their year-round reliability, all-seasons also tend to be the more budget-friendly solution. Instead of buying two sets of tires (one for summer and one for winter), you can purchase one set that provides superior safety and performance no matter what the driving conditions may be.
2. All-Terrain Tires
If you’re an off-road enthusiast, all-terrain tires are the answer. Created with superior traction and grip, this tire combines an open-tread design with good handling performance for the on-road experience as well. Compared to an all-season tire, an all-terrain provides overall better traction on dirt, mud, and other soft surfaces. However, this tire creates more road noise with a less comfortable ride because of the enhanced tread.
3. Low Profiles
With a shorter distance between the rim and tread, low profiles are best for performance and handling. Beyond ultimate performance, most owners also find they have better fuel efficiency with low profiles. However, these tires don’t come cheap, and you’ll definitely want a second type for the winter months.
4. Performance Tires
Similar to low profile tires, performance tires offer drivers improved handling, higher speed capabilities, and an enhanced terrain grip. Featuring many of the same elements, performance tires are beefier than low-profiles but more enhanced than the standard tire. Yet again, you’ll want to consider a second pair for the winter months.
5. Snow (Winter) Tires
Let’s get to those good old fashioned winter months we keep talking about. You know, wet, slush-covered roads, sometimes covered in slick packed snow – the kind that keeps many drivers parked for the day. However, not all of us are so lucky to have snow days and must face the elements. Snow tires are designed to grip snow and ice during the worst of conditions.
However, if you opt for snow or winter tires, you’ll again want a second pair for the summer months as they’re not designed for year-round driving.
At Tires Too, we’re committed to our customers, which is why we’ve become Londonderry’s most trusted tire shop. No matter what your need or budget may be, we’re here to help make purchasing tires a painless and budget-friendly experience.
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