Off-Road, On-Road, and All-Terrain Tyres
4×4 or SUV vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, therefore, the range of tyre choices have grown vastly. From on-road, to off-road, to all terrain tyres, there is always plenty to choose from, but which is right for your vehicle?
Designed and expertly developed to handle more diverse and aggressive terrains, 4×4 off road tyres boast a much wider spread tread design that helps increase traction. This provides your vehicle with that extra grip and support it needs to navigate the rugged road surfaces safely. The off-road tyres should also feature a much stronger body, so it is able to support the vehicle, as well as prevent a higher risk of any damage caused by the rougher terrain.
Off-road tyres are perfect for when you will be driving through deep mud, uneven surfaces, and unpredictable weather conditions. If you are unsure as to whether off-road tyres are right for your 4×4, take note of how much you drive on road in comparison to off-road. If you drive on road up to a third more than you do off-road, we would suggest that off-road tyres aren’t for you. Off-road users should normally drive off-road around 80% of the time, therefore having a larger need for them. Our suggestions for high performance off-road tyres are;
- Grandtrek AT3
- Grandtrek AT2
On-road tyres have been designed to provide a smooth, comfortable and quiet drive. On-road tyres are the perfect choice for your 4×4 if you drive on-road far more often than you do off-road. On-road 4×4 tyres resemble conventional car tyres, but are developed on a larger scale to support and strengthen the vehicle. With a tread designed to still provide high performance, grip and stability for your 4×4, on-road 4×4 tyres are more of a luxurious option, in comparison to the off-road tyres that navigate tougher terrains. Depending on your tyre choice, some even include expert tyre technology that increases the comfort but diminishes the noise levels by a significant amount to ensure an enjoyable ride every time.
Vehicles such as the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5 have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and therefore, for luxury vehicles, the tyre technology also needs to be luxury. However, it is worth noting, that some of the tyre technologies that are in place to provide a smoother ride for these vehicles, means these tyres are suitable for on road only.
All Terrain Tyres
All terrain tyres have been expertly designed with technologies and tread patterns that provide a fantastic compromise between on-road and off-road driving. All terrain tyres should ideally offer excellent traction in more diverse terrains but still offer low levels of noise, and a comfortable drive on motorways and city roads.
All terrain tyres feature a tread pattern with an advanced shoulder that offers fantastic traction on both gravel and mud, so if you drive your 4×4 on-road and off-road, all terrain tyres may just be the right choice for you.
All terrain tyres have been made with a harder tread compound, which means despite the multi-faceted performance, there is no need in compromising any wear of the tyre. All terrain tyres can in fact cover up to around 50,000 miles before needing a replacement.
For more information, and to view our range of on-road, off-road and all terrain 4×4 tyres, visit our website today.