At Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Manitowoc we’re more than just your local Jeep dealership, we’re your one-stop-shop for all of your automotive needs. From new cars to expert maintenance, we strive to cover every aspect of car ownership. One of the many services we offer our customers is tire buying guidance.

Your tires are a hugely important component of your vehicle. Designed to take the rough and tumble of the road, but also to support the weight of your vehicle, your tires are crucial to your driving experience. This is precisely why finding the right set is so important.

There are a wide variety of tire types out there and finding the right kind can depend on what you expect from your tires. For drivers who live to explore the great outdoors, we’d suggest off-road tires. Off-road tires are far more durable than your standard street tire and have deeper tread for better traction while crossing difficult terrain like dirt, sand, mud, and snow.

When you browse a tire list, you might find a term called ‘load index.’ The load index is the amount of weight the tires can support. While the load index can vary, we suggest that drivers of weighty vehicles or drivers who want to use their vehicle for hauling cargo should purchase tires that have a reasonable load index.

Another term you might spot is the speed rating. The speed rating determines the degree of friction and heat that your tires can endure. We often suggest high-speed rating tires for drivers who own performance vehicles or simply want to push their engine to its limits.

If you have any more questions about tires or tire buying, the service experts in our Jeep, Dodge, RAM, and Chrysler parts department can fill you in on everything you need to know. Whether you’re an avid off-roader or want to test the speed of your vehicle, our team at Van Horn Chrysler Dodge RAM of Manitowoc has all of your bases covered.