"Sports utility vehicles" or SUVs, are currently conquering the vehicle market and gaining popularity despite rising fuel prices. Accordingly, the demand for suitable tyres for off-road vehicles as well as SUVs is growing. Last year's sale of 4x4 tyres, for example, increased by 21 percent compared to the previous year, with an increase of about three million.
The desired tyre characteristics for SUVs and off-road vehicles are typically higher than for conventional passenger cars. The grip is to be secured on unstable ground, whereby the profile has to be adapted to the ride through mud and wetness. Since classic SUVs are largely equipped with tyres, which are mainly intended for road use and can reach very high speeds, it is clear that they are less suitable for use outside fixed roads. Drivers with higher demands on terrain suitability should therefore rely on SUV tyres.
In contrast to conventional tyres, these are characterized by a coarser profile, which is adapted to the requirements of use on unstable surfaces. SUV tyres can be used even on heavy terrain.
Different types of 4x4 tyres are offered depending on the application area. Street Terrain tyres - recognizable at the ST in the model name, e.g. The Toyo Proxes ST 2 - are mainly suitable for use on fixed roads and less for off-road use. All-Terrain, also known as AT-SUV tyres, are a compromise that have been designed for road and off-road use, like for example the Goodyear Wrangler AT SA. Mud Terrain tyres, which are sometimes abbreviated with MT-SUV tyres, can be used mainly on the ground and the so-called "Boggers" or "Super-Swamper" are suitable for particularly demanding surfaces. Of course, even 4x4 tyres should be changed between Winter- and Summer tyres.
An orientation in the purchase decision for drivers regarding SUV and 4x4 tyres offer several independent test reports, which are carried out by the current test institutes. They periodically check the quality and handling characteristics of SUV tyres. The results are available online.
If you are looking for cheap SUV/4x4 tyres in Sleaford, please come to us at Roberts Tyres. Have a look at our online listing. You will be pleasantly surprised.You can order your tyres online for either home delivery or for fitting in our modern workshop. Flexible fitting appointments are always available.
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