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New Off-Road Tires  

Now that the holidays are finally over, it’s time to start prepping your off-road vehicle for riding season. There are things like; doing the oil change, packing an emergency kit, packing a tool set, etc. But what about your tires? When was the last time the tires were inspected, repaired, or replaced? If you can’t remember the last time your tires were replaced, it’s probably time to replace them!  

West Valley Tire is here to help! Our professional and knowledgeable tire mechanics are eager to get your quad, side-by-side, jeep, truck, or whatever else you got, the tires it needs to handle any trail. We strive for customer satisfaction and will do what we can to achieve that. When you take your ATV to West Valley Tire, you can trust it’ll be treated like one of our own… not that we are going to take it out around town or anything like that but you can bet we won’t disrespect it!

Give us a call if you’re looking for a reliable tire shop! 623-386-6974 

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Having The Right Tire for Your Off-Road Vehicle  

An ATV is a fun and exciting off-road vehicle that you, your family, and friends can enjoy on a nice Saturday. The weather is perfect and everyone is having a good time. To keep that good vibe going, you want to make sure that you’ve got the tires to handle all the different types of terrain. Having the right kind of tires on your quad is essential for the terrain they take on and your safety. Without having the right tires, you could cause damage to the vehicle or yourself. So when buying new tires for your off-road vehicle, pay attention to these things…  

  • Tread Pattern: Quads and other ATV vehicles, have various tread patterns depending on the type of terrain. Tires with deeper tread for example, are for muddy and rocky areas. 
  • Tire Construction (Bias-ply or Radial): Bias-ply tires are created by ply cords crisscrossing diagonally bead to bead internally. Radial tires are created by ply cords that are parallel to one another spanning bead to bead at a 90 degree angle directly to the center. These tires are commonly more expensive but have a longer lifespan.  
  • Tire Size: Yes, size does matter! If you replace your tires with bigger ones, it can damage the drivetrain and suspensions. Stick to the same size and if you find it necessary to size up, keep it within 1-2 sizes bigger, no more than that.  

When you’re ready to replace the tires on your ATV, remember these bullet points.

If you have any questions, West Valley Tires is here to answer them! 623-386-6974 

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Monsoon And Your Tires

And you’ve probably heard the drill: If caught on the highway when a storm hits, pull completely off the road, roll up your windows, set your emergency brake and turn off your lights (so as not to get rear-ended).

But many of you may not be as familiar with some ADOT’s other monsoon safety suggestions.

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Off Roading Tips

Off roading is getting more and more popular, perhaps because of the freedom and not having to worry about hours, social distancing or any of the other new concerns that have become since 2020. Going to the trails in the middle of nature is breathtaking as well as adventurous. While off roading is becoming more popular than before, there are so many driving options with the 4X4 autos; which one to start with is often the question.

The classic Jeep Wrangler has always seems to be a good “go to” for off road driving, and has been around for years. The side by side of roading vehicles sold in the motor sports stores are able to go virtually anywhere with the stability of a steering wheel, seat belts and 1-4 seats. Quads are able to get into more tight and smaller places, but lack the stability of the side by sides and have the potential to tip or flip when driven on super uneven surfaces. Quads are a lot of fun and with experienced drivers can safely maneuver almost anywhere. There are. a lot of great options to go off roading in; the most important thing before starting is to go at your own pace and become very familiar with your 4X4 choice and trails.

Here Are A few Tips To Start:

  • Make sure your tires are in good condition and at proper air inflation for what you are doing.
  • Be patient with yourself and don’t try to do more than you are comfortable with.

When going off road, it is important to think of safety 1st. While this may seem cliche’, it is important. When on many of the trails and off road spots, cell reception can be unstable or nothing at all; getting hurt is not an option if you get help out of where you are at. It is important to remember when out, there are riders who have been riding dirt bikes and other off road vehicles since as long as they can remember and some of the hardest routes look like second nature to them. Doing something that is uncomfortable for you opens you up to making mistakes and getting hurt by wrecking your off road vehicle.

  • It is always a good idea to go out with other people. Going out with other people is not only fun, and can be done alone, but is safer in case something does happen.
  • Having extra tires, plugs, tools and water is good to always carry with you. CB radios as long as 2 ways radios are able to work in areas cell phone lose reception, so these are great tools to have as well.
  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT TIRES! West Valley Tire is here for you to help choose what is best for you, as well as get you whatever it is you want or need.
  • Again we will mention proper air inflation. It is important to lower the pressure in your tires for better handling and performance in a lot of off road scenarios.
West Valley Tires
824 N 1st St, Buckeye, AZ 85326



Author: T with Visibly Online 06/08/2022