How can you select good 4WD Tyres?
We sell a wide range of tyre brands and sizes for 4WD vehicles.
Our team here at All Coast Tyre Solutions Sunshine Coast, have a long history of supplying and using 4WD tyres and can give you good, reliable advice on what tyres will suit your vehicle and the type of driving and road, or off road, conditions that you require. Selecting a good 4WD tyres can be challenge. Luckily, we have a stock of reputable brands that will meet your needs.
The tyres fitted to your four-wheel drive as it first rolled off the production line were designed with three purposes in mind. Firstly, they must provide a soft, quiet and compliant ride during your initial test drive, so you are convinced the vehicle is smooth enough to want to park it in your driveway. Secondly, they must be built to a price point, as the saving of just a few dollars per new vehicle can save manufacturers millions of dollars over a production run. Lastly, they need to hold air. Simple, right?
Well, things start to turn when you begin looking at upgrading rubber to something more aggressive, such as an all-terrain tyre. Modern all-terrain tyres have the hardest life of any tyre in the spectrum, and are responsible for a seemingly impossible task. They need to perform strongly in arduous off-road conditions as well as maintain respectable on-road manners and tread wear rates. All-terrain tyre owners want to be able to drop the kids off to school on a Monday and head away camping or four-wheel driving on a Friday. But is this too much to ask of something that is essentially a rubber donut?
Of course not! If you are considering replacing the factory fitted rubber for something more up to the task, here is our list of the top ten all-terrain good 4WD tyres on the market today. The list changes regulary so don;t use it as a benchmark. Tell the dealer what your intention is for your driving habits. This will help form the basis when choosing a good 4WD tyre.
We are agents for really good 4WD tyres:
Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Mickey Thompson, Kumho, Maxxis, Nexen, Federal and Bridgestone. We can also supply most other brands.
WHAT IS UTQG?
Take a closer look at the sidewall of the tyres fitted you your vehicle, and you will notice more than the size or manufacturer’s name stamped there. In the case of American made tyres, they must meet Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) before being deemed fit for road use. What this covers is the tread, traction and temperature grades, meaning you can compare apples with apples when it comes time to go tyre shopping.
The higher the number stamped here on the tyre’s sidewall, the longer they should last. Tyres are tested under controlled situations, and once they have driven a total of 11,520km, an average is determined and the tyre can be graded accordingly.
Traction is graded from highest to lowest, with AA being the tyre with the most ability to stop quickly on a wet surface, down to C, which would be about as controlled as ice-skating in tenpin bowling shoes.
Tyres get hot, which is why having them temperature rated makes plenty of sense. Tyre temperature grades are rated from highest to lowest with A being able to take more heat than a C grade tyre, for example.
From Subaru Foresters and Rav4’s to customised serious off road 4wd’s, we have the right tyres for you. Come in and see us or give us a call and we will be happy to discuss your needs and how we can help you get the best out of your 4WD or SUV tyres.
Check out some of the brands that we are able to offer you from our Tyre Brands page.
We have a Qualified Mechanic at our Maroochydore store who can do all your 4WD Servicing and Repairs.
Phone them on 07 5313 4955.
We stock a range of Century 4WD batteries and can supply all battery needs for your vehicle, auxiliary battery or caravan/camper and boat battery. Talk to us about your needs and if we don’t have the answer we will get it one for you.