If you are driving an SUV, you belong to the group of drivers that has a very safe vehicle. To ensure that the vehicle will live up to the expected safety, you will need to make sure that you have safe tyres. Tyres are key to providing safety to vehicles, as with bad tyres you will be much more likely to be in an accident. This is why tyre selection is very important. There are numerous tyres available in the tyre shop.
Key to good tyre selection is to not be in a hurry. The likelihood that you will find the best tyre in 5 minutes, when walking into a tyre shop, is not very high. Due to the importance of the tyres, it is very irresponsible to devote so little time for a very important safety feature. When buying tyres, it is important to look beyond the price tag. When you have an SUV, you need special SUV tyres. Not every tire manufacturer produces SUV tyres, but most do. If you aim to drive during mainly summer conditions, getting a set of SUV summer tyres will definitely give you the best performance out of your tyres and your SUV.
It is always important to check the condition of your tyres. In addition to the visual check, you also need to check the tread depth on a regular basis to ensure that you have enough tread depth in your tyres. Low tread depth leads to longer braking distance and worse grip that can lead to skidding. Then you need to make sure that you have the correct tyre pressure for your tyres. Check the owner’s manual to see what the correct pressure should be in your car. Measure the pressure when the tyres are cold. Getting tyres that are good for wet conditions will make you safer when you drive on wet roads, especially when it is raining and the chance for aquaplaning is at the highest. Select a tyre that has several innovations for preventing aquaplaning for optimal safety.