Just as with the right shoes, a tyre’s tread pattern works the same way. It makes sense to understand whether a tyre will be safe, stable and represent value for money.
In a nutshell, it must suit the way you drive, the places you go and the value you are looking for.
So let’s take a closer look at the features of tread design that represent the latest generation in tyre technology.
Your tyres keep your vehicle on the road and needs to respond in all types of weather, so it makes sense to take a closer look to the technology that makes just that happen.
Here is a quick reference guide to select the right tyres for your SUV or Car.
Stabiledge™ Technology keeps the tread open under the pressure of driving for maximum traction. This gives you excellent stability, better handling and a more 'on-centre' feel.
Specially designed 3D Micro Gauge™ Sipes allow the tread blocks to interlock for maximum stability. This gives you increased traction, handling and safety, even at half worn.
Indicators change as your tyres wear, making it easy to determine the tread life remaining. This gives you convenience, confidence and safety you can see.
So, when it’s time for tyres check the Treadwear and Traction Ratings to make sure you are getting tyres with good grip and life expectancy, and remember to always ask for the latest tyre technology for a safer, more comfortable drive.
Buying tyres for your 4WD can be a bit overwhelming, but there is no need for it to be that way. There are three key things to consider that will help you make the best choice: the driving you do, the tread depth and the technology in your tyres.
Here is a quick reference to select the right tyres for your 4WD.
Micro Gauga Sipes reducing cutting and chipping whilst enhancing tractionin wet, soft surfaces, giving you improved stability and longevity.
Stone repelling technology built into the tread to resist damage by discharging stones to avoid drilling. This gives you extra resistance to cut and chip.
Mud dimples and scoops create air pockets that prevent mud from sticking between the tread blocks. This gives you exceptional mud, dirt and rock traction.
Flex groove allows the tyre to flex - dampening the impact generated by inconsistent terrain. This gives you greater flexibility and a smoother ride
So, when it’s time for tyres, think about the terrains you want to tackle, ensure you measure the tread depth of all tyres you are considering and demand the latest technology for better value, safety and performance.
You may also be interested to learn about:
Carcass Construction, or the way the tyres are built.
Compound, the materials used to build a tyre.