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What to You Need to Know When Buying UTV Tires

Posted by on 6/5/2015 to ATV

What to You Need to Know When Buying UTV Tires 

When it comes to selecting tires for your utility terrain vehicle (UTV), it is important to know what to look for to ensure you are ultimately satisfied with your purchase. Because these vehicles are designed to be driven on many different types of terrain, UTV tires must be selected carefully to match a specific environment. Failure to do so can result in damage to one's vehicle, in addition to possible physical injury. 

Types of Tires 

Perhaps the most important consideration when buying tires for your UTV are the different types available. Knowing the benefits of each type can greatly simplify the buying process, while also ensuring a safer ride: 

All Terrain/Trail - These tires work well under a number of circumstances. However, serious riders may want to consider supplementing their all terrain tires with specialized types to ensure the best possible performance.

Mud - Mud tires offer a great solution to wet and messy terrains. This is due to the enhanced tread, which affords a better grip in such environments.

Racing - Racing tires allow for increased speed on many different UTV tracks. Accordingly, there are numerous UTV racing tires available to suit the wide variety of tracks one may encounter.

Sand - As the name indicates, sand tires are well-suited to sandy environments. While the in-built paddle ridges are ideal for traversing dunes and beaches, these tires may not perform as well on other types of terrain. 

Required Maintenance 

Proper maintenance of UTV tires is also important. In general, riders should inspect tires for damage before each and every ride. This includes checking the valve stems and core for any possible issues, as well as making certain tire pressure is suitable. Riders should also keep in mind that the way they ride can have a significant impact on the condition of their tires. Things like quick acceleration can contribute to increased wear, which will then result in the need for costly replacements. 

Keep Your Tires Intact for the Long Haul 

As most UTV riders are already fully aware, the right tires can make all the difference when taking your vehicle out for a spin. By keeping the above information in mind, riders of every skill will be able to secure tires that best meet their needs.

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