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What Are the Different Types of Tires for Your Toyota Tacoma at Downeast Toyota?

What Kind of Tires Should You Buy for Your Toyota Bangor ME?

Are you doing some automotive spring cleaning? After a long winter in Maine, it may be time for a new set of tires for your 2019 Toyota RAV4 this spring and many car shoppers want to know – what kind of tires should you buy for your Toyota in Bangor, ME? Take a look at the different types of tires available in the Downeast Toyota Tire Store to find the right fit for your Toyota car, truck or crossover this season.


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What Are the Different Types and Styles of Tires?

It can be difficult to find the right tires for your 2020 Toyota Tacoma without a little help and the Downeast Toyota Service Department is here to help. When you begin your search for the right type and style of tire, you will find eight basic categories – All-Season Tires, All-Terrain Tires, Off-Road Tires, Performance Tires, Snow and Winter Tires, Truck Tires, SUV Tires and Low-Profile Tires. Each tire design will cater to different climates, road conditions and a particular driving style – take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of each tire style listed below.

All-Season Tires 

Are you looking for a do-it-all type of tire? All-season tires will fit the bill and employ a type of rubber that provides grip and traction in warm and cold weather to pair with a tread that is designed for any and all weather conditions – all-season tires perform best at temperatures above 45° Fahrenheit. While other tires may be better suited for specific conditions, all-season tires are a great option for any situation. 

All-Terrain Tires 

Tailor-made for the driver who enjoys off-road adventures from time to time, all-terrain tires are developed to perform well on both the road and the trail. Most all-terrain tires feature a narrower tread pattern than off-road tires to adapt to the road with a wider tread than street tires to improve traction on the trail. All-terrain tires are not well suited for extreme mud or terrain and may create more road noise on pavement.  

Off-Road Tires 

Do you love mud-slingin’ adventures? When you love to hit the muddy trails, sand dunes or gravel trails on weekends, off-road tires will fit the bill. Off-road tires will feature a wider tread pattern that performs well in mud or sand and often extends to the sidewall to improve traction. Made from a heavier rubber with a stronger sidewall, off-road tires can take more punishment than most. Setbacks to off-road tires include decreased traction on pavement, more road noise and decreased comfort. 

Performance Tires 

Upgrade performance in the 2020 Toyota Supra with high-quality performance tires at Downeast Toyota. Developed to improve handling, traction and grip at high speeds, performance tires are most often a type of low-profile tire. Negatives to performance tires include a stiffer ride, a higher price tag and faster wear due to a softer rubber that increases grip at high speeds.

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Snow and Winter Tires 

Perfect for winter travel in Maine, snow and winter tires employ a deeper tread and sipes within the design that are thin slits on the surface that create traction on snow and ice. With a softer rubber composition that does not harden at lower temperatures, winter tires will create improved traction and grip in winter weather conditions. Winter tires should only be bought in sets of four and should not be used when temperatures are above 45° Fahrenheit. 

Truck Tires 

If you own a hard-working 2019 Toyota Tundra pickup truck, you may want to invest in a set of truck tires. A general, all-purpose tire that is available in a variety of sizes and styles, truck tires employ larger sidewalls and higher load ratings than standard tires. Truck tires are available in two primary categories – light truck tires employ a thicker rubber for towing and passenger truck tires feature a thinner sidewall to promote a smoother ride.

SUV Tires 

Are you the proud owner of a brand-new 2019 Toyota Highlander? Developed with your new family hauler in mind, SUV tires and crossover tires fit a broad spectrum of climates, road conditions and driving styles. Which SUV tires you choose will depend on how and where you intend to use them. A few SUVs and crossovers can be equipped with light truck tires to upgrade towing capabilities. 

Low-Profile Tires 

Low-profile tires feature a shorter sidewall than standard tires and will generally feature an aspect ratio of 50 or less. When you purchase low-profile tires, you can expect a wider tread for better grip and low-profile tires will allow you to purchase larger wheels. Drawbacks to low-profile tires include a stiffer ride and a greater risk of wheel damage and deflation due to thinner sidewalls. 


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Are you overdue for a new set of tires this spring? Downeast Toyota will help you find the right fit and answer the question – what kind of tires should you buy for your Toyota in Bangor, ME? Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of different types of tires at Downeast Toyota and take advantage of the Toyota Tire Savings Event when you buy three tires at regular price and get the fourth for just $1. Contact the Downeast Toyota Service Department today to find the right tires for your Toyota car, truck or crossover!

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