Which Are the Best Tires for Your Truck? Aug 2, 2016 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
Just because you have a great truck, that doesn’t automatically mean that you have the best set of tires. Every truck comes standard with different tires and there is no harm in swapping them out for a better option. This is a particularly good idea of you need tires for a particular purpose, such as off-roading. Whether it is time to invest in a new set of tires for your truck or you just want to upgrade, consider some of the following options.
Cooper Discoverer A/TW
Stop searching for all-terrain tires for your truck and consider the Discoverer. They do well handling off-road conditions but are still incredibly comfortable on daily drives. Reviews say that these tires excel on wet, dry, or snowy surfaces, including off-road. They are also quieter than the average all-terrain tire when driving on the highway and have a 50,000-mile warranty.
Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
If you are on a budget but want the best truck tires you can afford for all-season handling, consider these. They do just as well as more expensive versions on highway driving and brake incredibly well on dry or wet roads. You don’t want to go off-road too often with these tires, but they can handle it every once in a while. Heading to your favorite trail too frequently will wear them out quickly and put you at risk. However, they even have a 70,000-mile/six-year warranty that is among the best for budget tires.
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar
Drivers who plan to take their truck through the mud on a regular basis will want to test out the Wrangler. They have an aggressive tread plus sidewalls that are Kevlar-reinforced to boost their durability and grip while providing puncture resistance. These features help Wranglers excel on muddy trails and rocky roads. Although they specialize in muddy conditions, these tires also provide excellent performance on pavement, snow, and sand.
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
These tires are ideal for drivers who work on the highway but still want the ability take their truck off the road. They work well on a range of surfaces without breaking the budget. Best of all, there is an incredible treadwear warranty that lasts 70,000 miles or six years, meaning that these tires will go the distance on your truck.
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Another option for all-season tires for those who want to drive in street or sport conditions are these Yokohama tires. They are ideal for performance trucks and offer excellent handling in most American driving conditions, which includes light snow. They have top cornering, braking, and accelerating competence thanks to the continuous center ribs, intermediate tread blocks of varying size, and directional tread design.
If you want your truck to last longer and drive better, find the tires that are up to the task and right for your day-to-day needs.