Here at Wickstrom Chrysler Jeep­® Dodge RAM, we are home to knowledgeable dealers who specialize in more than just auto retail. Our Chrysler dealers are here to also provide you with expert advice on how to maintain your vehicle, and one of the many topics they discuss is the importance of tires.

Our team of dealers believes in the value of a great set of tires. That said, your tires are responsible for more than just providing your vehicle traction and weight support. In many instances, your tires can even determine the function of your vehicle and help it take on tasks like hauling cargo, off-roading, and reaching high speeds with ease.

One of the factors affecting the purpose of your tires is the speed rating. It determines the speed that your tires can endure, as well as the amount of friction heat that your tires can sustain. For this reason, many performance vehicles sport wheels that utilize a high-speed rating.

Another important factor in tires and performance is the load index. The load index plays a huge role in the amount of weight that your vehicle can haul. So, for instance, if you’re looking for a pickup or SUV that is designed for cargo, you’ll want a set of tires that feature a reasonable load index.

Lastly, some drivers are looking for a car that can handle the trail with ease. In this instance, we’d suggest that they purchase a vehicle with a set of off-road-ready tires. These tires are specifically designed with a greater tread depth, ensuring superb traction as well as increased durability so that they can sustain the rough and tumble of the outdoors.

No matter what tire type matches your drive style best, our Chrysler, RAM, Jeep, and Dodge parts team will ensure you drive away with a set of tires that will 100% complement your ride. Contact us today to learn more!