Trick Trucks can help you decide if you need to buy special tires for that off-road adventure.
Right now, you’re an armchair off-roader. You spend lots of your time staring longingly at picutres and videos of monster trucks or those tough trucks plowing through dirt and mud and across rocky terrain and you think what fun that would be. But you’ve only got your little four-cylinder sedan that’s suitable for getting the kids to school and picking up groceries.
Recently, you’ve been thinking you might be able to dip a toe into off-roading by taking that sedan for a ride on the beach or even a beginner off-road trail. You’ve about decided to go ahead and try and now you’re wondering if you need anything special. Like tires. Can you off-road with street tires?
Well, maybe. But it’s not wise. Offroadhandbook.com explains: “Although you can go off-road with street tires, it is not advisable since the street tires can put the drivers at risk because they are likely to lose control of the vehicle making sudden turns or stops. You can also get stuck if the thin sidewalls of street tires are damaged by debris on the road.
Offroadhandbook.com explains further: “Driving on an rough surface puts excessive stress on the sidewalls of street tires, which leads to quicker wear and damage, especially around corners or when braking at high speeds.
“Depending on how fast you’re driving, it’s still possible for the regular street tires to explode while cornering, so this is something you must avoid.
“The next severe danger occurs when doing U-turns or other types of turns. If you do these maneuvers on wet roads, then there’s a chance that your car will slide and skid because your street tires cannot properly grip the road.
“Road debris can also get stuck inside the treads, making it difficult to drive normally, so if you plan to use street tires for off-roading, then cleaning them regularly is necessary.
“Proper tire pressure can also be an issue when driving with street tires in the dirt. Dirt roads are usually bumpy or full of potholes that can damage or pop your tires if they’re underinflated. Since off-road vehicle suspensions are built sturdier than normal cars, having proper tire pressure is crucial for safety reasons.”
What’s a newby to do? The best thing is to talk with a trusted expert about your wants and plans. The expert – you can find a reliable expert at Trick Trucks of Millsboro – can help you get started and stay safe while you’re trying out the off-roading experience.
Trick Trucks of Millsboro is your aftermarket accessory store located in the same building as In & Out Tire Pros. Trick Trucks is dedicated to providing you excellent customer service and premium products. The two businesses are locally owned by Bill and Rita Schrider), so all work and adjustments can be done in one location. No need to buy and install a kit here while having to take your truck somewhere else for other work. You’ll also get the advantage of Bill’s 45-plus years in the trick truck industry.
With 15 bays equipped with lifts including two fully integrated alignment racks, Trick Trucks can accommodate all types of vehicles. Trick Trucks is your lowered and lifted vehicle alignment specialist. Top of the line tire and wheel mounting and balancing machines with road force balancing. The mounting and balancing machines accommodate up to 30″ wheels and 40″ tires. Top of the line combination shop of aftermarket specialist and ASE mechanics allows for the smoothest aftermarket installation available. Trick Trucks installed parts and labor come with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
Trick Tucks prides itself on upfront and honest quotes, timely installations, and quality products and parts. Trick Trucks of Millsboro is part of Trick Trucks & Cars franchise and the In & Out Tire Pros family, a locally-owned and operated auto service center. You get peace of mind knowing every accessories installation is done by trained technicians.
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