Tire designs vary dramatically, depending on their intended use, and are typically designed for specific types of cars and trucks. Every original equipment tire a Mazda dealer sells has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for a specific model and application. By purchasing replacement tires directly from your Mazda dealer, you're assured the convenience of full service, competitive pricing, and Mazda specific expertise and assistance. Use this handy guide to familiarize yourself with the different types of tires available. Then consult your Mazda dealer about which ones are best for you.
ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT (OE) TIRES BUILT TO FACTORY SPECIFICATIONS:
Using computer modeling to predict road conditions and vehicle dynamics, Mazda OE tires are designed and tested to meet ride quality and performance requirements for specific vehicles. When your tires are ready to be replaced, your Mazda should be refitted with OE tires to maintain the same performance, including braking, handling, hydroplaning-resistance, and tread life.
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All-season tires with a wraparound block-type tread design offer increased traction in mud and snow, and may be used year-round as standard passenger car or light truck tires. The tread compounds and tire construction used with all-season tires are formulated to convert less energy to heat when flexing. This helps reduce rolling resistance compared to previously designed steel-belted, radial-ply tires.
Winter tires are designed specifically for extreme ice and snow conditions and will optimize ABS and Traction control systems. They typically feature special rubber compounds with heavy tread blocks, sipes, and biting edges for the ultimate in snow and ice performance. Even if your vehicle features all-season tires, if you live in the snow belt or drive in snow and ice, you should consider purchasing an additional set of winter tires.
Performance tires are designed to provide a large contact area with the road. They let you "feel the road" and drive with confidence. The trade-off is that these tires are usually made from a softer rubber compound and tend to wear down faster. Performance tires are the right choice for a true driving enthusiast. Touring tires combine the features of performance tires with the features of all-season tires. They meet the needs of high-performance cars in dry conditions but also handle light snow and rain.
All-terrain tires are available on several light trucks, primarily 4x4 models. Designed for both off-road and on-road use over a variety of surfaces, all-season tires generally have a deeper, wider tread design than typical all-season tires, allowing for better grip.