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Different Types of Tires

A common challenge when shopping for new tires is understanding the different types of tires, and knowing which one will work best for your vehicle.

The easiest way to find the right tires is to start with the type of your vehicle. After determining which tire types are the best choice for your vehicle, you can then determine which type is best for you based on your driving needs.

LIGHT TRUCK TIRES: Light truck tires have a rugged design for on and off road use. They have stiffer sidewalls for towing heavy loads and hauling larger weight capacities. These tires typically have a more aggressive, rugged tread design for ocassional off-road use.

CUV/SUV/LIGHT TRUCK TIRES: CUV, SUV or light truck tires come in many different styles. Choosing the correct tire is based on personal preference and how the vehicle will be used. Tires with smooth riding tread pattern provide a quiet, comfortable ride and high mileage wear. For on and off-road use, choose a tire with stiffer sidewalls for towing heavy loads and hauling larger weight capacities. These tires typically have a more rugged tread design for occasional off-road use.

PASSENGER TIRES: Passenger tires provide a quiet ride and safety on the road. They have a long tread life and perform well in most weather conditions. Fleet Farm Auto Center carries all the major brands and sizes of popular vehicles makes.

PERFORMANCE TIRES: Performance tires are made from a softer compound that will allow for better grip on the road and enhanced driving feel. These tires can have a sleek appearance, and perform well in wet and dry weather. Since these tires are composed of a softer compound, they tend to wear out faster than other tires.

WINTER TIRES: Winter tires are made of a soft compound that doesn't harden. This provides better grip and is specifically designed to handle well in snow and ice. They are best used in conditions under 40 degrees.

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