Are tires for SUVs different then tires for passenger cars?

The tires destined for use with SUVs are tires that are made to handle the additional weight of the SUVs and should also be able to handle the type of driving you expect to do with your SUV. It also needs to be considered what kind of weather you will be encountering. This is because… Continue reading Are tires for SUVs different then tires for passenger cars?

Choosing all-season tires for your SUV

The sales of SUVs have exploded since 1999 when U.S. sales of SUVs and light trucks for the first-time exceeded sales of regular passenger cars. Most people don’t own a SUV for the 4-wheel drive capacity but for the convenience of the extra space and even status. Let’s face it: They’re a lot cooler than… Continue reading Choosing all-season tires for your SUV

How to choose tires to optimize performance of your SUV

Tire manufacturers cater to the SUV market by producing more and more high-performance quality SUV tires for all seasons. It seems like these days you see more SUVs than passenger cars on the market. In fact, in 1999 U.S sales of SUVs and light trucks exceeded sales of regular passenger cars for the first time.… Continue reading How to choose tires to optimize performance of your SUV

All-season SUV tires versus all-weather SUV tires

When making the decision to put all-season tires or all-weather tires on your SUV, it is important to realize the differences between these tires. All-weather tires have the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol that certifies them for winter use. All-season tires do not hold this emblem and are therefore not recommended for severe winter use. They… Continue reading All-season SUV tires versus all-weather SUV tires

What to consider when buying all-weather tires for a hybrid or electric SUV

There are many things to consider when looking for all-weather tires for a hybrid or electric SUV. Hybrid and electric cars and SUVs are unique in that they are both heavier than traditional cars, which makes grip and traction even more important as the additional weight requires longer braking distance. When considering SUV all-weathertires for… Continue reading What to consider when buying all-weather tires for a hybrid or electric SUV

Are you less likely to hydroplane in an SUV?

The risk of hydroplaning is present all year round. This is because hydroplaning is a phenomenon where the vehicle rides up on a thin surface of water and loses contact with the pavement. Hydroplaning can occur with both water or slush (melted snow) or any other liquid that comes between the tires and the pavement.… Continue reading Are you less likely to hydroplane in an SUV?

SUV All-season tires compared with SUV all-weather tires

If you own a SUV and would like to equip it with a set of tires that can be used year-round, you need to take into consideration what kind of driving you will be doing and where you live. SUV all-season tires can be used safely if you live in an area that doesn’t experience… Continue reading SUV All-season tires compared with SUV all-weather tires

Can you keep all-season tires on a SUV all year round?

Living in the San Francisco Bay area, the Green family is able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip their family SUV with SUV all-season tires. With all-season tires they are able to keep one set of tires throughout the year so this allowed them to get some higher end… Continue reading Can you keep all-season tires on a SUV all year round?

What To Consider When Buying All Season Tires For An SUV

Living in San Diego we are able to enjoy mild temperatures all year around and thereby able to equip our SUV with all-season tires. The all season tires allow to use one tire all year around which of course does make sense from a financial stand point. We did however want to invest in some… Continue reading What To Consider When Buying All Season Tires For An SUV

Should You Invest In SUV All-Season Tires Or SUV All-Weather Tires?

Living in Northern California and with my recent purchase of the Volvo XC40 R-design, I started to look into possible tire options. The questions I had were if I should invest in SUV all-season tires or SUV all-weather tires. With the varying weather of Northern California, where seasonal changes are more present than in Southern… Continue reading Should You Invest In SUV All-Season Tires Or SUV All-Weather Tires?