All Terrain Tires

All terrain tires are tires that are needed by those who go off road or have an all terrain vehicle. There are many different types of these tires on the market today and it can be difficult to discern which are the right tires for your vehicle. Do you really need the most expensive set of tires in the shop? Can you get away with one of the cheaper options? If you are new to the world of all terrain tires you may find the process of shopping for them overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be.

To make buying all terrain tires more doable you need to break it down into manageable steps. The first thing you need to do is think about how you use your vehicle. If you have a vehicle that can go off road but you rarely do, you may not need the same tires as the guy who goes out mudding every weekend and sometimes after work. If you use the vehicle on the highway and off road you will need to consider a tire that is good for both surfaces, while those who only off road with the vehicle may not need something that will travel well on the highway.

Next, you need to think about the type of terrain you usually encounter when you are off road. This may not seem like a big deal but there is a big difference between muddy terrain, hilly dry terrain, and sandy areas and there are all terrain tires to accommodate each of these surfaces as well as those that will easily handle a mixture of different surfaces so you can travel in just about any area safety and with the easy handling you want.

Before you buy you always want to look at your owner's manual and consider what the largest wheel you can safely go with is. Many people assume that they can put as big a tire on their vehicle that they want, but this may not be the case. Refer to your owner's manual and look at your vehicle to determine how big you can go while keeping safety in mind. The biggest all terrain tires may not be an option for your vehicle and it's good to know this going in because it narrows the selection a bit.

Consider how bigger tires will affect your gear ratios on the highway. If you are not sure how to figure this, ask the all terrain tire expert at your tire shop as they will help you discern whether this is something you need to consider. In addition, you will want to think about off road crawl ratios and how taller tires may negatively influence these ratios. If you are going to install taller tiers you may have to also install lower differential gears, is this in your budget?

When you consider all of this you have probably narrowed down your search a lot and there will just be a few different options for you to consider. The last piece of the puzzle when buying all terrain vehicles is to look at your budget. What can you afford that will fit your needs? Remember that you don't just want to buy four tires, you want to buy a fifth as well because your spare tire should match your other all terrain tires. Budget often comes into play and helps you decide which tires are the best for your vehicle and your needs. Remember though, all terrain tires have to be looked upon as an investment because they are costly and they will make a huge difference as you go down the roads or the trails. Careful consideration when buying will help you make the best possible purchase.

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