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What Tires Are Best For My SUV?

What Tires Are Best For My SUV?

We've heard this one before, and it's not an easy question. First off, you'll need to ask yourself what you intend to do with that SUV. Will it stay on the pavement, or will it go off road? Will it haul groceries, or will it tow a boat? What are you driving...a little Honda crossover, or a hulking Suburban or Expedition? These are all factors that will figure into your buying decision. Here are some general rules, though: --Spend more and get more. Considering the weight of many SUVs, it just doesn't make sense to skimp on tires. A good set of all-season light truck tires for an SUV can go for 70,000 miles or more, but just be prepared to lay down some real money for them and pay a premium price for premium tires. --Stick with the OEM tire sizes. Changing tire sizes and going to a bigger tire often ends up being a pain in the neck for various reasons. Bigger tires can throw off speedometer readings, cause your computer to alter the transmission's shift point, rub on wheel wells ... read more


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