When you want to get off the street for some driving fun, you need a tire suited to the terrain.
You’ve had your truck for awhile and you’re enjoying driving it on streets and highways. But, you’re itching to take it off road to try some different terrain. You’ve been thinking Cape Henlopen might be a good place to start because it’s got a variety of terrains.
Before you go anywhere off road, you need to consider a few things to make sure you’re ready for the terrain. Consider, for example, your tires.
“Whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip, overlanding in your four-wheel-drive rig, or heading up to the ski area, having the right tires on your vehicle will get you there safer and more comfortably,” outsideonline.com says. “Many drivers don’t give their tires a second thought, but those black round things are the only connection your machine has with terra firma. Choose wisely, and you’ll vastly improve your ability to get where you want to go. Pick the wrong ones, and you could end up in a fender bender, stuck in the wilderness, or worse.”
Because you already know you want to go off-road, you’ll need a tire that’s tougher than the traditional tire that’s used for everyday street or highway driving. The off-road tire basically has a deeper tread pattern and wider spaces to allow the off-road tire to sink into loose dirt and to get a grip to keep your truck stable and moving forward.
Off-road tires also have a deeper sidewall – that area between the tread and where the rubber joins the rim. The sidewall is also reinforced by high-density rubber and steel to help prevent cuts or other damage. The larger, stronger sidewall gives the tire more strength and stability and makes it less likely for the rubber to separate from the metal rim.
Beyond that, off-road tires come in different sizes and styles. Your decision of what’s best for you depends on your truck, but also where you plan to drive. A beach-worthy tire, for example, is different than one that is designed for rock trails or one that will be occasionally used on fire roads.
To make matters more complicated, some tires that are perfect for tough off-roading are also bad for highway or street driving because of the noise and rough ride generated by the deeper and wider tread.
So, how do you decide what tire is suited for the task, your driving style, and your truck or SUV?
The best place, outsideonline.com says, is with an expert: “It’s always best to talk to an experienced off-roader before you commit to purchasing a tire for your specific needs.”
You can find an experienced off-roading tire expert at Trick Trucks in Millsboro.
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.
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