When it comes to getting around in the snow you may be interested to know the best winter tires on the market for trucks. They are not necessary classified as snow tires but have a beefy tread that is sure to get you from one place to another in the ice and snow. Snow tires have a softer rubber compound for better adhesion to the asphalt during cold temperatures; however, during warmer weather the will wear quickly. A normal all season tire with an open tread design will allow for all weather driving and less wear.
An open tread design on snow tires for trucks is important for ultimate traction. When driving the snow is packed into the tread. If the tread design is open the snow will be pushed out of the tire allowing for better traction as it bites into the snow. If the tread design is a tight or closed pattern the snow stays in the tread because it is trapped and will make the tires slick, sort of like driving around on inner tubes instead of tires.
Firestone Destination LE offers the open tread design needed for winter driving. Reasonably priced at just over $120, the Firestone destination LE is one of the cheaper winter tire choice on the market for trucks.
General Grabber HTS are available at most independent dealer because they are an affordable option. Their $151 price tag is an affordable option for most as a winter truck tire. There tread design allows for a smooth highway ride and the ability to get around on the snow and ice.
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2 has a great tread design. Not only is it appealing to look at it also performs great in the snow and ice. Considered a middle of the road tire with it’s $159 price tag, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2
Michelin LTX A/T 2 is the highest priced option, on this list, for winter truck tires at about $179. Michelin tires are known for there long tread life and durability. This Michelin design will make sure you reach your destination and provide a smooth driving experience.
Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves as a winter tire. The Kumho Road Venture SAT KL61 is a reasonably priced winter tires option at around $139. This open tread design allows the packed snow to escape from the tire to provide traction through the snow.
All these tires are available at local tire retailers or can be found on www.tirerack.com. Please remember the prices at Tire Rack may be cheaper but you will also need to pay for shipping as well as mounting and balancing once they arrive.