"You could say that touring tires provide the comfortable and quiet ride that someone like Ivana Trump might value, while delivering performance-handling attributes that a NASCAR driver would enjoy," says Owen Schiano, Uniroyal Tire brand marketing director. He notes that touring tires today represent 25 percent of the overall replacement tire market and that percentage is growing every year. For instance, Schiano's company makes a Tiger Paw Touring tire that's becoming increasingly popular.
It's designed to provide long tread life (it's backed by an 80,000-mile limited treadwear warranty in T speed-rated sizes and a 70,000-mile warranty in H and V sizes) while not compromising on all-season capabilities. Schiano says it also helps deliver crisp handling in corners and a smooth, quiet ride. He adds that consumers should talk to their tire dealer about whether a touring tire is right for their vehicle and personal preferences.
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