How to buy 4x4 tyres online with Protyre
Here at Protyre, we want to make it quick and easy to buy 4x4 tyres online. That’s why you can order yours in a few simple steps, which we’ve explained below:
Step 1 – enter your car registration into the box on this page and we’ll show you the best run flat tyres for your vehicle.
Step 2 – select which Protyre garage you’d like to get your tyres fitted. We have 157 garages across the UK, so you’re sure to find one close to you.
Step 3 – choose a tyre fitting date that suits your schedule. If you need to get back on the road quickly, we may even be able to fit them the same day, depending on which 4x4 tyres you choose.
What brands of 4x4 tyres do you stock?
We stock a wide variety of 4x4 tyres by leading brands, including BF Goodrich, Michelin, Bridgestone, Falken and Pirelli. So, whatever your budget, you’ll find great quality tyres at great prices.
Buying 4x4 tyres used to be something that only a tiny minority of drivers needed to do. Land Rovers and Jeeps were bought by a niche market, used by farmers, soldiers, and anyone who needed a rugged, off-road vehicle.
You can still buy some of the big off-roaders, but these days Sports Utility Vehicles, or SUVs, come in even the most compact of sizes making them a popular choice with all kinds of drivers. Around a quarter of all new cars sold in Europe are now 4x4s, crossovers, or SUVs – even if most of them never go anywhere that a typical family saloon wouldn’t. A higher driving position, better handling in severe weather conditions and a sporty image all help to make these types of cars an extremely popular choice.
But whether you’re doing the daily commute, picking up the groceries, or you regularly spend time driving along tracks and unmetalled roads, choosing the best 4x4 tyres for your needs will enhance the comfort and safety of you and your passengers.
The difference between standard tyres and 4x4 tyres
To a layperson all tyres look pretty much the same. But the quality of rubber and other compounds, the size and shape of the treads, and the spaces between those treads all have an impact on vehicle handling and road holding. Tyres for 4x4 vehicles are softer with deeper treads that have much wider spacing between them.
For off-road driving purposes, the specialist 4x4 tyres that you fit, whether Pirelli, Bridgestone or a budget brand, will provide the essential grip and traction required. The tyres flex to cope with the muddiest and most unstable of surfaces, allowing you to go where normal tyres simply couldn’t. The downside to that is that off-road tyres tend to wear out much faster than you might expect on normal roads, so they need replacing much more frequently. And unlike two-wheel drive vehicles, it’s advised to use the same tyres on all four wheels, since they’re all driven by the engine.