SUVs have been proven to be safer according to statistics. At least if you look at the rate of injuries after an accident, the SUVs are safer. Whether an SUV or any other vehicle will be in an accident or not depends also on other factors such as the driver’s ability to drive, the speed and the quality of the tyres. People often forget the last one, the tyres, even though they have a very big impact on the safety of any vehicle. If you equip the vehicle with bad, worn tyres, it can completely change how the vehicle performs.
In winter, an SUV needs proper SUV winter tyres
that can handle snow and ice and that have the rubber compound designed for
winter temperatures. When the tyre is designed for summer temperatures, it means
that when the temperatures go down below zero degrees Celsius, the rubber
becomes hard. Hard tyres are not able to conform and adapt to the road surface.
It is when the rubber is actually pushed into the micro-cavities of the surface
that provide a big part of the traction. When this is lost, the grip will be
drastically reduced. If you are driving on icy conditions, you can choose
studded winter tyres for your SUV. On snowy conditions both studded and
non-studded tyres perform well.
In summer you need to have proper summer tyres.
The SUV can, like any other vehicle, experience aquaplaning when driving on wet
roads. The ability to push away the water will determine whether you will
experience it or not. Good SUV summer tyres
have innovative tread patterns and design, so that they can push away water
more effectively and thus reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
For your SUV to be as safe as it can be, you
need to have good quality tyres, ensure that the tyre pressure is correct and
that the thread depth is above the minimum 4mm. I would recommend to purchase
SUV summer tyres for the summer season. They are good for driving on dry and
wet roads alike and efficient at preventing aquaplaning, keeping you safe
throughout the summer.
As the winter season comes to an end and it is time to change to SUV summer tyres, what do you do if your SUV winter tyres look worn out and you will need a new set for the next winter season? This depends on a few factors. Who does your tyre change? Do you do it yourself? Or do you get it done at a tyre service station? If a tyre service station does it, then it might make sense to look at what winter tyres are available at the tyre shop and if you can get a good price on a set of tyres. I am sure that they will be happy to help you get a set of suitable winter tyres and you may get them even on sale. This is where good negotiation skills can come in handy. If you also buy a set of new summer tyres at the same time, I am sure that they will give you a good discount.
If they can
give you a good deal on a tyre set, I would recommend you to make the investment.
It saves you time at the end of the summer because you don’t need to try to
find a set of winter tyres. If they also store the tyres for you, you have zero
To make sure
your SUV is as safe as it can be, you need high quality tyres for it. An SUV
with bad tyres is all of the sudden not as safe. A high quality winter tyre
will provide the necessary safety to keep the SUV out of accidents. A premium tyre
provides good grip in winter conditions and a short braking distance. You can
have the option of an SUV studded tyre or an SUV non-studded tyre. The SUV studded tyre will provide you with
better grip on ice, while they both will be good on snowy winter conditions.
The key for a safe driving experience is to purchase a high quality tyre.
As your SUV is a heavy vehicle, it is important that you have good quality winter tyres mounted to manage the challenging winter conditions. SUV winter tyres will make sure that your SUV can drive smoothly through snow, ice and slush, which would be almost impossible without winter approved tyres.
are not approved for winter use have the tendency to get very hard and are not
able to comply to the surface that you drive on, thus they are not able to
create the necessary friction and thus the grip that you need to drive safely.
So make sure that you purchase good quality tyres.
When you drive your SUV in winter conditions, it is important that you have the right SUV winter tyres mounted. You might ask yourself what is the correct tyre to have on your SUV. Well it does depend on where you will drive your SUV and what type of winter weather you are facing.
need the best possible tyres to get the best performance out of your SUV. If
you drive in winter conditions with the wrong tyres you might be just sliding
around. Tyres are key in making sure that you have the best grip when you drive
and maneuver, without this you will not be able to push your SUV to the limit.
If you drive on a lot of icy surfaces, then you should equip your SUV with a
set of SUVstudded tyres to
ensure that you have the best performance icy conditions, which can be quite
frequent during the winter season.
If you still
drive off-road while having winter tyres mounted, you might want to have aramid
reinforced sidewall tyres to ensure that you protect your tyres from getting
Buying quality is often cheaper in the long run, as better quality items tend to last longer. When it comes to tyres, your tyres are so important when it comes to your driving safety, that the safety aspect of the better tyres should be your main concern. In addition to the improved safety aspect of the higher quality tyres, you also tend to save money. A high quality tyre will be more wear resistant, which means that it will wear out slower and you do not have to buy a new set of tyres as often. This is a huge benefit when it comes to costs.
Another important aspect when it comes to SUV tyres, is that high quality SUV winter tyres and SUV summer tyres will most probably have a lower rolling resistance resulting in a lower fuel consumption versus a lower quality tyre. This means that every time you fill up your SUV, you will save money.