What do you plan on doing with your new Jeep Wrangler? Do you want it to act as a classic utility vehicle to take to campsites, forests, and anywhere else the road doesn’t run? You surely intend to do more than drive it to church once a week. If you’re using your Jeep for a combination of work and fun, you need a similarly versatile tire. All-terrain—or A/T—tires strike the ideal balance between off-road ruggedness and highway reliability. Here are just a few examples of the importance of all-terrain tires for Jeeps. Even if you’re only a weekend warrior when it comes to off-road exploration, these are some compelling reasons to make sure you equip your vehicle well.
No Need to Switch
Mud tires, sand tires, street tires—the novice Jeep Wrangler owner can see all the different kinds of tires for a Jeep and ask, “Where do I put all these?” You don’t have to devote an entire section of your garage to stacking up rubber. Swapping out street tires for mud tires when you decide it’s time to take your Jeep off-roading is overly complicated. A good set of all-terrain tires will allow you to commit to a single quartet of tires for your on-road and off-road adventures. So use them instead. That saves time and money. Besides, changing one tire is enough of a pain already.
It’s not just the tire’s treads that are important. The sidewalls of all-terrain tires feature a sturdier construction than traditional tires. This feature makes them superior for more than just simple off-roading. If you’re using your Jeep to lug a camper to your chosen site, you’ll have a lot of extra weight to carry. That puts more strain on the tires. The reinforcements on your A/T sidewalls will allow you to get your camper from point A to point B without excessive or dangerous wear. These tires are more resilient than the rest and will ensure your Jeep is ready for any camping trip.
Not So Slippery When Wet
When you go off-roading, you won’t just deal with dirt, rocks, and sand. You’ll also find yourself trying to navigate over some thick and treacherous mud. In the absence of bridges, the most adventurous among us will go beyond dry land altogether and take on some streams, creeks, and rivers to keep the good times rolling. The importance of all-terrain tires for Jeeps becomes apparent when water comes into play, whether it’s soaked ground or a whole babbling brook. The wide tread patterns in all-terrain tires feature a special design that sends water away. By diverting water that would otherwise affect your traction, you can handle all kinds of wet terrain.