4X4 Tyre Advice

4x4 Tyre Advice


Martins Tyres are an accredited 4×4 Tyres and Wheels specialist.

Our experienced fitting team has a wealth of 4×4 and SUV knowledge to help guide you when choosing the right 4×4 or SUV tyre for you. We supply the leading 4×4 brands, which include General Tire, Falken Tyres, BFGoodrich, Comforser and Insa Turbo. In addition to our fitting skills, we have the expertise to recommend the right 4×4 and SUV tyres and wheels for your driving needs.

We’re your local 4×4 and SUV expert and we’re here to help. We will use our product knowledge to guide you in selecting the best tyre and wheel combination for the terrain you’re driving on.        

Our 4×4 Tyres and Wheels partnership gives us access to the best customer service team in the market, with an impressive 130 years’ combined experience. They live and breathe 4×4 and SUV tyres and wheels. This gives us access to the UK’s largest range of 4×4 and SUV tyres, wheels and accessories.

All this knowledge and experience helps us to guide you in making an informed decision on the tyres and wheels you need for your 4×4 or SUV. We are the “Experts on any terrain”. 

For more information on what 4×4 and SUV tyres and wheels are recommended for your vehicle and its use of service, please contact us on 01276 856846 as we can guide you in making the right choice. 

There has been a shift in car manufacturing in recent years, now, the majority of car manufacturers have a 4×4 or SUV model which has created a demand for 4×4 and SUV tyres. 4×4 and SUV tyres need to be able to carry the increased weight of the vehicles in comparison to small/medium cars.

Whether you’re driving your 4×4 or SUV on-road, off-road or a bit of both, we have a 4×4 or SUV tyre to suit your driving style.

On road 4×4 and SUV Tyres

4×4 and SUV on-road tyres will be used pretty much exclusively for on-road and motorway driving. Tyres designed for SUV vehicles have a similar tread depth to car tyres, but the tyre tread depth will have the ability to perform in mild off-road conditions. 4×4 and SUV on-road tyres offer comfort, performance and good handling when driving on road.

Mud Terrain Tyres

Used predominately for off-road driving, mud terrain tyres offer an aggressive tread pattern with large gaps between the tyre tread blocks to ensure you don’t get stuck in the toughest terrains. Off-road tyres offer enhanced grip and traction in mud and off-road landscapes which offers great tyre performance in these circumstances. We recommend that mud-terrain tyres are fitted to vehicles driving around 80% off-road and not for 4×4 vehicles that drive substantial mileage on-road/tarmac.

All Terrain Tyres

All Terrain tyres are typically used by 4×4 and SUV drivers who spend time driving their vehicles both on-road and off-road. Tyre technological advancements of all-terrain tyres mean that you get excellent handling and comfort along with the outstanding ability to perform on different terrains. Market-leading all-terrain tyre manufacturers such as BF Goodrich and General Tire are renowned for excellent tyre tread longevity.

We stock an extensive range of 4×4 and SUV tyres from leading manufacturers:

We have a large range of 4×4 and SUV tyres to suit your budget. Search online to find tyres that suit your driving style by using your car registration number or your tyre size. In 3 simple steps, you can book your tyres online and have your tyres fitted as soon as the next working day.

Looking for 4×4 and SUV tyre advice?

Our 4×4 tyres experts are happy to help if you need some advice on which 4×4 or SUV tyres are best for you so call us on 01276 856846.

Choosing the right tyre can be difficult. Every tyre that a manufacturer makes is designed with specific strengths in mind. How well the tyre preforms to these strengths depends on the construction methods, materials used, and technologies applied in the design and testing process. 4×4 tyres introduce even more variables than these into the mixing pot. 

If you are intending to use your vehicle off road, then you need to determine just how extreme the terrain is likely to be and how much time you are likely to spend on it. 

We strongly recommend that 4×4 vehicles are fitted with identical sets, with all four tyres being the same brand, size, pattern, and load index/speed symbol. The reason for this is that the rolling circumference and overall diameter specifications can vary dramatically, between brands and patterns, as all tyres are made within a tolerance from the standards set by the governing body ETRTO (The European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation). This is important advice as some vehicles are very sensitive to tyre mixing. On some 4×4 vehicles, serious transmission damage can occur if all 4 tyres are not replaced at the same time. If in doubt please check your vehicles handbook. For any advice on which tyres could be right for your vehicle don’t hesitate to call the team or send an email. 

Here are some examples of the ranges we can supply and fit to your 4×4 vehicle. 


Note that this is a subjective rating. Each tyre is assigned its level of off-road ability according to a combination of our theoretical and practical experience, coupled with manufacturer and consumer feedback. Also, note that generally the more aggressive the tyre the less competent it will be on road. Although the very best tyres like General Tire and BF Goodrich will still have good road manners, you will find that tyres generally become noisier when they are more off-road 

See an example: A more on-road, less aggressive tyre for everyday use vs A full off-road tyre with a aggressive pattern. 

General Grabber GT Plus 

ORGI rating of 1 

General Grabber X3 

ORGI rating of 10 

11. General grabber X3 ORGI rating 10

Trading Since 1976...

At Martins Tyres you will find a wealth of tyre knowledge and an extensive range of related services carried out by professional and friendly staff. Customer service is of the utmost importance meaning everyone will get the highest quality service and best possible price. Martins Tyres is a family run business based in West End near Woking. Now in its third generation, the garage has been trading since 1976.

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