Are you a soccer mom using your SUV primarily to haul kids and groceries? An outdoorsman headed for the back country? Determining how you use your SUV or pickup is critical for choosing the right type of light truck tire.
Light truck tires with a highway rib design, such as the new GT Radial Savero HT2, are designed for long mileage and quiet ride, as well as excellent handling on the road and some off the road conditions. A premium all-season highway light truck and SUV tire backed with a 40,000-mile limited tread wear warranty, the GT Radial Savero HT2 fits a broad range of today’s most popular SUVs, pickups and vans. Load ranges are from C to E, and speed ratings are R, S or T.
If you experience a daily mix of on- and off-road capabilities, an all-terrain tire like the GT Radial Adventuro A/T is a good choice. This tire has good on-road manners but also delivers aggressive performance and traction when you take it off the road.
Finally, if your light truck or SUV is a real “mudder,” you need a max traction tire like the GT Radial Adventuro M/T. An aggressive, rugged tire with big tread blocks, this tire provides superb traction on rough, muddy or snowy terrain.
“Your GT Radial dealer can help assess your needs and preferences in light truck tires and help you make the smart choice,” says Tom McNamara, vice president of sales for GITI Tire USA.