4WD Performance Tyres
Posted by: Dan on 7/03/2012
Category: Tyre Information
With the rise of luxury SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5 and X6, and the Mercedes M-Class range, we’ve also seen an increase in the popularity of performance 4WD tyres to go with them.
These vehicle brands are known for their luxury and performance heritage, and their SUV and 4WD vehicles are no exception. It’s no surprise then that tyre engineering technology has kept pace. Performance 4WD tyres ensure that good road-handling, effective braking and comfortable riding are all readily available for 4WD owners who need the best possible performance from their vehicle. Performance tyres are engineered to handle the torque and weight that comes with a performance 4WD. These tyres are built strictly for on-road use.
Also bear in mind that most luxury SUVs are All-Wheel Drive and so they should have their tyres replaced in sets. Refer to your owner’s manual if you need information on your specific model.
When looking to purchase 4WD performance tyres, things to consider include:
- Performance 4WD tyres are quiet and comfortable on the road
- They provide excellent road holding, braking and traction, especially in the wet
- They have a lower impact resistance (rolling resistance) compared to Highway tyres which results in better fuel economy
- While price is always a factor, remember that you didn’t purchase a performance vehicle to have it held back by buying inappropriate tyres