A car consists of many important features that everyone loves to fawn over. However, there’s one part that’s often overlooked. In case you couldn’t guess – tyres! They are only parts of the car that stay in constant contact with the tarmac and are keeping the car upright and steady. Hence, there shouldn’t be a compromise on fitting the right set of tyres for the car.
And to prove this point, an upgrade was made to one of our favourite SUVs – Hyundai Creta. JK Tyre equipped the car with Ranger H/T, a set of tyres from the SUV category. Apart from looking the part, there are notable benefits of these tyres we must get into. After driving the SUV for a while on paved roads, the difference in driving became abundantly clear. The SUV felt a lot more stable in a straight line and on curved roads, compared to the standard tyres. This is possible courtesy the high traction ‘Rib Design’ along with a solid centre and stiff shoulder design of Ranger H/T. The standard OEM tyres on the Creta are also from JK Tyre, brilliantly befitting the vehicle. But we decided to check out the enhanced experience that comes with Ranger H/T – it’s an extra bang for your buck, especially if long highway drives are in your daily schedule.
Since the tyres are that extra bit better, it was only natural that that was put to the test. Firstly, the Creta gets an added level of grip due to a more aggressive tread pattern on the Ranger H/T tyre. On long stretches of smooth tarmac, the Ranger H/T is impressive, thanks to the extra-fine SIPES on the tread surface. In theory, this also allows for better control over off-road, sand, and mud surfaces. So, why not test this as well?
After cruising smoothly around on normal paved roads, both in the city and the highway, some other benefits too came to the forefront as well. JK Tyre’s Ranger H/T comes with advanced circumferential grooves, which allow the tyres to efficiently disperse water, meaning: a safer drive on wet roads. Additionally, we noted lower cabin noise – always a welcome benefit when you head out in your car simply for the fun of driving! This marvel has been achieved through GA (Genetic Algorithm) Noise Engineering, a reflection of JK Tyre’s pursuit of excellence in product technology.
Frankly, it was educational for all involved in this little exercise. Most often, tyres are the last thing people think of when they own a car, which shouldn’t be the case. But when you get the JK Tyre’s Ranger series fitted to your SUVs, we have to say, it’s really hard to ignore how they change your drives for the better! These upgrades aren’t just skin deep; they really make an impact on parameters that matter significantly when it comes to driving – safety and performance.