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An adventurer’s guide to all-terrain tires

what tyres to buy for their next big adventure

There are people who like to spend their summers lounging in their couch playing board games and then there are people who like to make the most of the sunny season by hitting the highway and exploring the best of what Mother Nature has to offer. Every adventure seeker faces a dilemma of deciding what tyres to buy for their next big adventure as it may involve rocky paths and other challenging tracks. 

Venturing into the unknown means that you are going to need tyres that are suitable for various road conditions or no road at all and what better way to take on such a challenging journey than with all-terrain tyres. 

 

Buckle up as we explore how all-terrain tyres are a perfect match for your SUV and campers.

Versatility

driving skills to test over the weekends

For those of you who enjoy a smooth ride to work during weekdays and like to put their driving skills to test over the weekends, all-terrain tires offer the best of both worlds. Their unique symmetrical tread design is wider and has more distance in between that offers more traction on sand, rocky/ snowy tracks as well as the wet roads. Regardless of how much power you have under the hood, if you don’t have tires that can properly grip the track, you won’t have the confidence to drive uphill on a slippery track or go off road for that matter.

One of the biggest challenges about off-roading is dealing with the mud and small rocks that get stuck in the tread. This could damage the outer surface as well as the structural integrity of tires. The open tread design not only prevents mud and rocks from getting stuck in it but also makes it easy to clean. 

Furthermore, it’s one thing to hit a random pothole on the road but when it comes to off-roading, your average car tyres are no match for the uneven tracks that are going to shake you and your vehicle inside out.  You are going to need extra strength tyres with extra traction for such patches. All-terrain tires have more plies than a regular tire which strengthens the overall structure so that they may last longer even after enduring intense and harsh road conditions.  

Reinforced sidewalls

Reinforced sidewalls

Since all terrain tyres are designed for SUVs, vans and campers, they often have more load on them for which they need to have additional weight carrying capacity. The reinforced sidewalls make all-terrain tyres capable of absorbing shocks while withstanding strong impacts which are inevitable when driving on uneven roads or tracks. 

All seasons use

All seasons tyre

All-terrain tyres get extra points for providing traction on diverse road surfaces making them all purpose so you may use them all year round regardless of where you live. 

Maintenance

Tyre Maintenance

No matter how tough a tyre is, it has rubber as its key component and rubber grates over time. The good news is, despite all their extraordinary features your all-terrain tires only require basic maintenance like checking the pressure regularly and rotating them periodically to avoid uneven wear & tear. 

If you are planning an upgrade to all-terrain tyres then Continental’s CrossContact ATR are the best all terrain tires you can invest in. With their maximized contact area, they offer additional off road traction while the enhanced water displacement increases the traction for shorter distances in wet conditions. In addition their specialized design incorporates noise blockers which help in significantly reducing the noise resulting in a smooth and quiet ride. 

 

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