The choice of winter tires
Like every responsible driver, you’re probably wondering how to figure out which winter tires to choose. Here’s a tip: ignore your friends and family. Your brother-in-law may brag that he found some amazing winter tires, but that doesn’t mean his tires are right for your vehicle. We can’t say it enough—it’s absolutely vital to consider your vehicle type and driving habits when choosing your tires
Know your tire size
First and foremost, make sure you know the size of your tires—it’s one of the first questions you’ll be asked in store. Your winter tires and your summer tires must be the same size
Know the types of roads you drive on
This is crucial when choosing winter tires. Do you drive mainly on city roads, side roads, or highways? If you drive a lot, make sure you invest in high-quality tires. This is especially important if you drive a compact car, which is more likely to skid in poor conditions.
Look at the tires
It might seem obvious, but take the time to go to the store. You can visually compare the quality of the different tires available, especially the grooves, flexibility, and lateral stiffness
Ask the right questions
A good sales rep will know the right questions to ask to help you pick your winter tires. Beyond the routine use of your vehicle, they’ll ask about your annual mileage, where you live, and, most importantly, your budget.
What are the Best Truck Tires for Towing?
When you hit you the road for a weekend of adventure and making memories with the fam, the last thing you want to worry about is your tires. You are a conscientious driver that already knows your tire choice matters. If you’re towing a camper, boat, or any other type of hobby trailer the tires on your truck matter even more. So, what are the best truck tires for towing?
A truck is already a more heavy-duty vehicle designed to take on extra challenges. There are already so many choices. From the Toyota Tacoma to the Ford F-350, trucks come in all different sizes with varying tow capacities
Making your decision
When determining which truck tires are best for towing, it’s important to consider all the variables that are unique to your specific adventure. Are you hauling horses? Are you towing a loaded down camper? Are you in a light truck or a dually? Does your rig have a bumper hitch or a gooseneck setup? All of these factors come into play
Where are you towing?
Tire options are difficult to narrow down. One way to determine which tires are the best for your truck and trailer is to select tires designed for the terrain and climate. Tires that excel in the cold and snow don’t perform as well in a hot climate. Likewise, a tire that is engineered for summer driving won’t be your best bet for towing in winter
hat truck tires are the best for towing?
The Michelin Defender LTX M/S all-season radial tire is a great place to start. There is also the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac all-season radial tire, which is great for towing a load with off-road potential.
CHOOSING RIGHT COMMERCIAL TIRE FOR YOUR SEMI TRUCK
Nowadays choosing a commercial tire for your semi-truck got very complicated with a variety of name brands there is. Often, the cheapest tire is not the most cost-effective. In this article we wanted to help the end user, does not matter if it is an owner of a semi-truck or large fleet, choose the right tire that fits your needs and budget. That is why we prepared a number of things to consider when purchasing new commercial tires.
First of all, pay attention or shoot a picture of the tires that you currently have, (check the tires for the uneven wear). Very often the way your tires look at the end of its life speaks for itself. Just by looking at it you can tell if there is anything wrong with your truck suspension or parts and fix the problem before you invest in a new set of tires which usually ranging anywhere from 1900- 5000$.
Taking into consideration all of this tire specs you have to understand that commercial tires have Tiers classifications, and the higher Tire Tier is – the higher tire specs would be, better life, durability and warranty the higher cost you pay.
After you finally make a decision as far as tire brand and specs that fit your needs try to search online for some additional info and other user feedback also check with your local trusted tire dealer for possible experience as mistakes could be costly and harmful for your budget.
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Choosing the right truck tire for the right application
Tires are increasingly being made to fit specific applications, and fleet managers should take notice when spec’ing new tires––there’s a lot to take in
This is good news for fleets with specialized applications or those who want to squeeze more efficiency out of their truck tires, but it does mean that you will have to do more research before choosing a truck tire to make sure the application matches the tire.
“But it gets much more granular,” he goes on, going through a list of questions the fleet needs to ask itself: “What percentage of the time is the tire going off road and what type of off-road conditions is it facing? Is it on a vehicle hauling grain out of a farm and dealing with sticky mud? Or is it dealing with sharp rocks on an aggregates site, or nasty metal objects on a construction site? Will the tire be operating almost exclusively on the open highway, or also spending time in the city with tight turns and damaging curbs?
“Tire manufacturers such as Triangle Tire are putting increased efforts into designing tires for regional and local haul fleets. 17.5-, 19.5-, 9R22.5-, and 10R22.5-in. size tires (in both rib and traction tread designs) for smaller delivery vehicles are being developed to offer more miles, better fuel economy and repeated retreadability,”
Rolling resistance and fuel efficiency
One such example of an application-specific tire innovation is low rolling resistance (LRR) tires, which have become a popular source of improved fuel economy in many long-haul fleets.