If you're looking for new SUV tyres, there are a number of things to consider to ensure the safety and quality of your new tyres – as well as a smooth and enjoyable drive. As there’s a huge variety of sport utility vehicle models available, it’s important to select the right tyres to suit your specific SUV. This article will explore the things you need to consider before buying tyres and why your specific category of SUV requires certain specifications.
At Continental, we’ll help you find the perfect tyre to suit your SUV. Some key things you’ll want your tyres to be capable of – depending on the road surface – are the following:
How to choose on-road tyres:
How to choose off-road tyres:
Good level of robustness, so they can withstand the shock of rocks and other off-road hazards;
Long-lasting quality, so your tyre tread can maintain optimum grip to get you further on your off-road adventures;
Ability to drive safely on a variety of different surfaces including tarmac roads;
Enhanced snow and wet traction for better driving safety. Most off-road tyres have m+s or 3pms to distinguish this.
Depending on where you live and the type of SUV you have, the conditions will make different demands on your tyres. Below are some situations you might relate to and Continental tyre suggestions.
If you live in an area where the winters are especially demanding, you may need 4WD to tackle snow, ice, mud, and steep inclines. If you can relate to this, you likely need winter tyres that have an aggressive tread pattern, for grip on loose terrain – particularly wet snow and mud. These kinds of tyres are also more durable as they have tougher sidewalls to absorb the impact of rocks and damage from other off-road hazards.
If your living and driving conditions reflect or are similar to this, here are some Continental winter tyres to consider for your SUV:
CrossContact™ Winter: especially designed for SUV and off-road vehicles, it offers excellent traction and braking performance on snow and wet roads and with its robust sidewalls, you will be able to avoid the shock of rocks and other off-road hazards.
If you drive your crossover on tarmac roads but often switch to irregular terrains for weekends away on country gravel roads, you will benefit from an all-terrain tyre with an interlocking tread design. It provides the durability to conquer dirt, gravel, and grass, but also offers a quieter, comfortable ride on paved roads.
Here are some Continental summer and all-season tyres to consider for your crossover or SUV:
CrossContact™ RX: designed for crossovers and SUVs, this tyre offers significant road noise reduction for a smooth and quiet ride every day, best of all, it has enhanced wet traction for better driving safety – especially for those longer trips away.
An electric or hybrid SUV has lower emissions, maintenance costs and engine noise. However, there is almost an additional 30% increase in the weight of electric cars due to the battery they require. This weight places a lot of strain on the tyres of electric vehicles. We’ve adapted our products to fit the specific needs of alternatively powered vehicles.