With so many options in the tire market it can be confusing to choose the right type of tire for your vehicle. Certain tires will perform better than others under different driving conditions, road surfaces and driving habits. Having the right tire on your vehicle can make all the difference staying safe on the road. Let’s talk about the difference between touring tires and performance tires and how to know what is right for you.
Touring tires are the most common type of tire found on passenger vehicles on the road. They offer the most reliable option for high mileage – whether it is your daily commute to work, errands or road trips with family. Touring tires have a tread compound allowing for higher mileage expectancy while providing a quiet, comfortable ride.
The Americus Touring Plus is the perfect example of a all-season, high-mileage, quiet running tire that delivers great traction in wet and dry conditions. Available in 24 sizes, ranging from 12”-17”, it is engineered for small to mid-size vehicles.
The Americus Recon CUV features an all-season silica-based compound which improves wet and dry traction and provides long wearing durability. Available in 37 sizes, ranging from 15”-20”, it is designed for today’s light trucks, SUVs and CUVs.
Touring tires are ideal for sedans, SUV & crossover and those who want maximize savings at the gas pump.
Performance tires are designed to optimize handling, traction and reduced stopping distances. They usually feature unique tread patterns, enhanced rubber compounds and construction to upgrade the driving experience. Typically, these tires are low or ultra-low profile and provide a stiffer sidewall for better cornering at higher speeds. Drivers of sports cars and other high-performance vehicles demand the best handling and responsiveness out of their tires and performance tires typically perform better during aggressive driving.
Drivers do not have to sacrifice style for price with the Americus Sport HP Ultra High-Performance tire. With its aggressive directional tread pattern and continuous running center rib providing stability in cornering and traction at highway speeds, the Sport HP handles aggressive driving while maintaining a quiet ride.
Whether you are a road trip warrior or only take the car out for special occasions, Americus has your next set of tires ready when you are. All Americus tires are backed by our 25/365 No Questions Asked Free Replacement Limited Protection Policy.
Talk to your local tire retailer to help determine the perfect set of Americus tires today!