4x4 tires are often left in the background but most of the time they can be the difference between a well maintained car and a good car, the difference seems subtle but may not be so obvious.
Driving a 4x4 or SUV is not like driving a sports car on a high speed road. The different grip and drainage requirements mean that this class of car is often fully cataloged as an SUV or sport utility vehicle, which means everything and nothing. There are pure 4x4 off-road vehicles, or simple sports minivans up to SUVs with almost supercar performance.
This type of vehicle is often four-wheel drive or fixed or modular and choosing the right tires makes the difference both for the wallet and for driving comfort. Here too, the choice is obligatory between Summer Tyres, Winter Tires and 4 Season Tyres. If we are lovers of pushed 4x4s, we need 4x4 tires with pronounced tessellation, whether in summer, winter or 4 seasons.
If the route we usually take has areas at risk of frost or frequent rain, it will be appropriate to opt for a winter type tire with a specific tread and groove and composed of a softer compound to facilitate the adhesion of the tread to the asphalt, if on the contrary the route we are traveling does not have particularly inaccessible areas, you can also opt for the choice of a 4 season tire with a medium and hard compound and grooves suitable for any type of asphalt, these tires do not need to be changed every season as they can withstand.
Summer tires are made of hard compound, for those who cover many kilometers during the hottest periods, they are the recommended tires, as they offer the right balance between grip, stability and consumption.
Of course, choosing 4x4 tires for off-road vehicles can also negatively or positively affect fuel consumption, choosing low rolling resistance 4x4 tires can save you money in the long run, all tires that have an efficiency index belong to this category. energy indicated by the letter A. Between a letter A and a letter G, there can be up to half a liter of additional consumption per 100 km.