Off Road Tires

July 5, 2016 Professional Advice

Designed for light trucks and SUVs that require both on and off the road driving,OffRoad Tires provide better traction and handling on unpaved road conditions including dirt and gravel. The aggressive tread patterns make off road tires a visually appealing choice, even for consumers who prefer to keep their vehicles on the pavement.

Consumers looking for an Off Road tire will select either an All-Terrain or Mud-Terrain tire.

All-Terrain (A/T) tires are typically purchased by consumers who use their four-wheeler equally on and off road. To balance the needs of gravel and rock with pavement, the tread pattern of All-Terrain tires will have small tighter tread blocks.The tighter tread blocks result in reduced road noise and a smoother ride when driving on dry pavement compared to a Mud Terrain Tire.

Mud Terrains (M/Ts) are mainly designed for more extreme off the road driving and will have thicker heavier tread blocks and sidewalls. Thick sidewalls support the weight of the vehicle; protect the tire from abuse it will endure while on that terrain such as rock rash.

When purchasing either A/Ts or M/Ts consumers must look past the ruggedness of the design, and consider the application of the tire.Common problems associated with off road tires include tread block chipping, chunking and tearing due to tire spinning on rocks. The best way to minimize risk is to ensure that you start with the right tires. With varying sidewalls and load capacitates, OK Tire staff can help you find the tire that is best for you.