3 Reasons: Why it’s Not Recommended to Use Wide Tires


Did you know it's actually the size and width of the suv tyre that determines how your car will handle in different driving conditions?While choosing the tires, you can consider several factors that help you decide which one would be suitable such as:

  • Weight and Stability of your Car
  • Purpose of your Car
  • Tires Available in Different Sizes

Mostly, it's recommended that owners should use the exact same size of suv tyres their vehicles were equipped with when they bought it. But since people want to try something new, many prefer wide tires for their cars as well. Undoubtedly, the wider tires give you a different driving experience but what's so good if that experience is not positive. There are few main reasons as to why it's not recommended to use the wider tires. SO let's discuss this further:

Fuel Consumption

If your car is wearing wider tires, it will surely have more rubber that would eventually be a pain for your car engine to rotate. In short, the engine has to press harder in order to keep up with the thicker and wider tires and that will lead to an increase fuel consumption. Moreover, this will not only be tough for the engine but the brakes and dampers will also get affected. And the very obvious reason is, it will take longer to refill when you take it to the filling station.

More Traction 

Since more rubber enables more traction for the wide tires, its limit will actually be reached at much higher speed. In case you go thrilled out and wish to get your new high-friction tires to lose traction, your car will get the sharper skid. It will not only be more aggressive but the consequences can be even horrible. Perhaps that's the reason as to why skidding is strictly prohibited on the cars wearing wider tires.

In the Wet? Don't Ask

You might not know but the wider tires don't cooperate very much in the wet. In fact, especially in puddles the wider tires are most likely to 'hydroplane'. Due to which, the vehicle would skim over the water more easily with very less grip. More often in the fresh snow as well, these tires won't turn up helpful at all. On the other side, the narrow Falkentire would penetrate much easily through water, mud and thin snow as well.

In a nutshell, It gets really difficult or next to impossible of the driver to move car if the tires are too massive for the given engine. Due to which, the engine will be able to turn the wheels and will, consequently, shut down. If you use the wide tires, that would actually be the wrong tires for your car, these will mass up the wheel alignment. Moreover, these will also touch, scrub or even scratch the body of the car while turning right or left. Ironically, wide tires can also strain the wheel arms, bushings and suspension etc.

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