Off-roading is a great hobby for those who love a little adventure and outdoor time. Whether you are careening on dirt roads, rumbling over gravel, or spinning through some awesome mud bogs, you are going to need a set of tires that can handle slippery surfaces and debris. You want tires that will let you go fast enough to keep from sinking, but slow enough to not get stuck on obstacles.
A mud tire is a special type of tire that gives extra traction in off-road situations. Mud tires are large tires that have chunky treads with deep grooves. These chunky treads, called lugs, stick out more so that it is harder for mud and other objects to get stuck in the tire grooves. These groves are often placed in zig-zag patterns that help expel objects and liquid, similar to the way all-weather tires expel rain.
While they are aptly named for activities such as mudding, tires with extra traction are also good for outdoor activities such as hunting and farming. The tires are great for movement on soft surfaces such as dirt and gravel. Drivers of all-terrain vehicles and 4 x 4 Jeeps or sport utility vehicles will get the most out of a set of mud tires when traveling on soft surfaces.