The Best Tires For Each Season
Barney's Automotive offers a large selection of tires for all seasons and driving conditions. Choose from the very best brands and have certified technicians install them onto your vehicle. Selecting the right tires for your vehicle is an important decision. Understanding the difference between the different types of tires available will help you choose the best tire for your driving needs and safety. Here's a quick reference guide that explains the different types of tires available.
All-Season tires are among the most cost effective tire types available. They provide a smooth ride, long wear and adequate traction on dry and wet weather conditions. They are not however, recommended for use in snow-belt areas.
Touring tires feature enhanced performance blended with excellent ride and handling characteristics designed for many of today's late model luxury vehicles. These tires feature slightly lower profiles and wider tread for improved handling and stability. They are available in All-Season and Summer treads.
Tires: Revolutionary new product. These state-of-the-art
tires have revolutionary tread designs and rubber compounds
that provide maximum safety in all applications encountered
in ever changing weather conditions. A true four-season tire.
These tires provide high mileage and carry the severe weather
problem exceeding new government snow conditions regulations.
All-Weather tires eliminate the need for costly winter changeovers.
Tires: There are three categories of performance
tires; Performance, Hi-Performance and Ultra Hi-Performance.
The first is the cosmetic or specialty performance tire. These
are designed to enhance the look and low speed traction on
vehicles such as muscle cars, street trucks, and vans. Most
tread patterns are an All-Season design which provide good
wet and dry traction.Hi-Performance Tires: High-Performance
tires are original equipment on many of today's late model
cars. These tires are designed to extend high speed handling
and stability. Their lower profile, stiff sidewall and wide
foot print, provide improved cornering response, lower rolling
resistance and increased tread stability. They're available
in All-Season and Summer style tread designs in H rated and
V rated speed ratings.
Hi-Performance Tires: Ultra Hi-Performance tires
take material and tire design to the max! They are designed
for today.s most sophisticated sedans and sport cars. Their
low profile designs deliver the ultimate control and response
at speed. Their sticky tread compounds enhance performance,
but the trade off is they can wear quicker. These tires provide
a smooth quiet ride.
Truck / SUV All-Season Tires: Light Truck All-Season
tires come original equipment on many of today's vehicles.
Their tread pattern design provides a smooth, quiet ride while
delivering adequate traction in most conditions for everyday
use.Light Truck / SUV
Tires: All-Terrain tires are a "notch up"
from All-Season tires in off road conditions. These tires
are designed with a more aggressive open tread design which
provides additional traction in on "off-road" applications,
such as mud and deep snow. Their larger voids (large spaces
between the lugs) expel the mud and snow providing additional
traction. The tread compounds used makes the All-Terrain tire
tougher and more durable in aggressive working conditions.
The trade off over All-Seasons is the slightly more aggressive
ride with the All-Terrain tire. Most consumers accept this
in order to get the additional traction.
Tires: Mud-Terrain tires provide extreme traction
in off-road conditions, while still providing an acceptable
ride for highway or on road use. Their massive tread blocks
provide the ultimate grip in mud, sand bog or rocky conditions.
Mud-Terrain tires have the largest deepest tread designs.
Their tread compounds and reinforced side walls are designed
to expel rocks, sticks and foreign materials. They are available
in the tallest and widest sizes available for increased flotation
and axle clearance. These tires are not suitable for winter
driving unless they have been siped and studded.
Tires: Winter tires provide the best traction for
a wide range of winter conditions such as snow, slush, ice
and freezing rain. Not having winter tires could jeopardize
safety if serious winter conditions suddenly develop. Today's
winter tires offer state-of-the-art designs and compounds.
Winter tread compounds are highly siped (small slits that
expel water and provide extra traction) and are made of microfilment
compounds that stay pliable in cold weather. This combination
provides superior traction without the need for studs. Because
of this significant traction . . . only sets of 4 winter tires
should be used.
Performance Tires: Winter Performance Tires are now
also available for those who need enhanced winter traction
and as much responsive high-speed handling as possible. Performance
winter tires are available in H and a few V rated patterns.
Winter Performance tires also have similar siping and compound
materials that regular winter tires have, keeping them pliable
in cold winter conditions. These tires are available in up
to 18" sizes to fit most of today's late model luxury
and performance vehicles.