The type of tire you drive can have a huge effect on how well you drive. Different models use different compounds for their treads. Boost performance with air or power tires. If you drive just one style of vehicle with basically the same tires, you might not even notice it, but different tires create different sounds on the highway. Upgrading your tires for improved quietness and increased performance can really benefit you and your car in more ways than just monetary ones.
Noise reduction is important in most areas of life. Driving on busy highways and streets can be very loud. Many people today live in built-up areas with very few trees and bushes along the roads. These barriers help reduce the noise impact on the tires. Driving on concrete roads like expressways or state routes are also notoriously noisy due to passing cars and trucks. If you can upgrade to new tires with quieter compounds, you will improve your safety on these busy roads.
Poor traction on concrete surfaces can also cause you to lose control of the vehicle. It's almost impossible to have good control of a car when traction is bad. When driving on sand or mud you often slip and slide across the road causing accidents. Upgrading to better traction on standard tires can save you a lot of money in the long run on auto repair bills.
Handling your brakes can be a tricky thing to master. Newer cars come with better braking systems that rely on a system of air and friction to help keep the brakes from locking up. Braking helps to bring you out of a corner fast and apply quick stops. Good tires can minimize wear on the brake pads making your stops much easier. In the long run, this can translate to better control of the car, better safety, and less chance of an accident or injury.
A poorly performing brake system can be a serious disadvantage on smooth road surfaces. The amount of friction on the brake pads can make stopping or slowing the car a very hard task. There is not enough room for the pads to make contact with the tire and keep it from moving. Upgrading to more fuel-efficient tires with improved breaks, traction, and handling can lessen your chance of an embarrassing crash.
Sound levels and wind noise can also be detrimental to your enjoyment of life on the highway. Loud horns, the clanging of tires, and the whining of tires as you pass over can grate into your eardrums. It's hard to hear the radio and have interesting conversations when all you hear is high speeds and traffic. You can get rid of all the above by investing in a set of aftermarket truck rims. They don't take away the sound levels or the pollution, they just improve it!
It isn't just the volume that matters with tires for trucks. Take a look at your ride. Are the tall thin soles robbing you of power? Is the width too narrow for your street parameters? Or is your tire a poor fit for your vehicle? An ideal tire fits your vehicle perfectly, providing you with maximum performance, maneuverability, reliability, durability, and comfort on the road.
In summary, there are a lot of benefits to buying a better set of tires for your trucks. The best tires give you better ride and noise performance, improved fuel mileage, and decrease noise generated by passing vehicles. The softer rubber on the inner edge of the tire provides improved traction on sloping surfaces. Good braking and traction mean you won't slip on those dangerous curbs. The wider widths of the tread patterns on the outer edges provide you with long travel and strong stopping power.