I live in the mountains of Colorado and commute 40 minutes each way. About 5 miles of the commute is on dirt roads that washboard quite frequently. These roads aren’t the most pleasant in my 2008 Hyundai Elantra - with low profile tires, but I like the 34.5 MPG for the rest of my drive. Also not the best car for the amount of snow we get up here, although I know I can get better snow tires.
My questions - are low profile street tires likely to bust on these roads at low speeds (have busted a tire once in the last year, but not sure why)? SHould I trade in for SUV with lower MPG but better dirt road and snow travel? Thanks for your input!