Q: What is a low profile tire?
A: Low profile tires are normally considered performance tires. However, they have become increasingly popular on many types of vehicles due to consumer demand for sportier looks on average cars. Low profile tires have short sidewalls and wide treads. Low profile tires are generally more responsive to driver controls, especially in cornering. Even though low profile tires provide a sportier look and improved handling, there are trade-offs. Since low profile tires have short and stiff sidewalls, the vehicle’s ride is commonly more ridged as compared to tires with taller, more flexible sidewalls. They are also more expensive.