All Terrain tyres have been on the market for a number of years. They are ideally suited for 4x4 drivers who like to use their vehicle both on and off road. For anyone with fears over the performance of an All Terrain tyre on the road every day,these are ungrounded. All Terrain tyres provide very good levels of grip and ride comfort when on tarmac. Due to the tendency for an All-Terrain tyre to be constructed from a harder tread compound, they often boast excellent longevity and can cover up to 60,000+ miles before they need replacing.
High Performance 4x4 Tires
Over the past twenty years, a new breed of High performance 4X4 vehicles such as BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne were developed. This new direction in the 4x4 market created the need for high performance road tires. Like high performance car tires, 4x4 tires in this market typically come designed with directional tread patterns and softer tread compounds. They provide levels of grip and road holding that you would normally associate with a performance car. However these tires are intended for 95% road use, and will not provide much traction if you choose to leave the road.
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Making the right choice for your 4x4
We know that every motorist has their own unique driving style, so we recommend that when you buy a new tyre for your 4x4 that you consider how it performs in the following criteria: