The Benefits Of Buying High-Performance Wheels And Tires
Purchasing aftermarket wheels and tires provides both improved traction and transforms the look of your vehicle. Whether keeping your family safe traveling over slippery snow and rain covered roads or to achieve maximum grip and traction at the drag strip, there are many tire options to choose from. Performance wheels provide a unique look to your vehicle, helping it stand out from others.
Buying quality wheels and tires can be overwhelming and confusing. There are many different factors to consider when shopping for performance rims and tires including different brands, prices, warranties, performance capabilities, and much more. Because wheels are often a significant investment, it is important to do your research and get all your questions answered prior to making a final purchase. If you are trying to learn more about JEGS wheels and tires, we can help you along the way. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about wheels:
What Are Performance Tires?
Performance tires provide improved traction and grip compared to standard tires that would be found on a daily-driven vehicle from the factory. There are different purposes for performance tires such as to reduce tire slipping in rain, snow, on dry pavement, at the drag strip, and off-road.
What Are The Best Performance Tires?
It is difficult to identify a clear answer on what the best performance tires are. To begin, the primary use of the tire needs to be determined. Will the vehicle only be used during sunny days, in dirt and mud, at the drag strip, autocross, etc. Once that has been determined, a tire needs to be selected that matches the type of performance and traction required. From there a decision can be made based on reviews, ratings, pricing, and specifications.
How Long Do Performance Tires Last?
The longevity of performance tires is determined based on how they are used as well as the type of material and construction they are built with. In general, the softer the tire is, the more traction it will have on paved surfaces. However, softer tires wear faster as a trade-off. On the contrary, harder tires can provide more miles of service at the trade-off of less traction and grip. Aggressive driving with tire spin, high speed cornering, rough surfaces, and other factors will lower tire life. When determining what tire to use, the number of miles per year you plan to drive the vehicle and how you will be driving the vehicle needs to be taken into consideration.
When To Replace Performance Tires?
Most performance tires have wear indicators molded into the tread so that you can visually see when it is time to replace them. Typically, tire replacement is recommended when the tread is reduced to 2/32".