How to Choose Truck Tyres

Truck tyres are designed to help you get the most out of your vehicle and take on the various terrains you may encounter.  Some are optimised to provide good off-road traction, some are designed for smooth on-road handling and some offer a balance between the two. Whether you are exploring the great outdoors, hauling heavy loads, or simply want to enjoy a smooth ride on the highway, every truck driver has a different driving style and performance needs from their tyres.

There are many options when it comes to truck tyres, and when deciding what truck tyres are right for you, you should take into account what kind of performance you value in your driving experience.

There are three basic types of truck tyres:

  • Highway
  • All-Terrain
  • Mud-Terrain

HIGHWAY TRUCK TYRES

Highway truck tyres are specifically developed to enhance highway performance, long wear, low noise and ride comfort. Most highway truck tyres provide all type of traction in dry or wet conditions and typically get better petrol mileage than all-terrain or mud-terrain tyres. These truck tyres are built for crossover and sport utility vehicles, as well as pick-up trucks and full-size vans. If a gravel driveway or grass field tailgate is the closest your truck will get to an off-road journey, a highway truck tyre may be most suited for your driving needs. Check out the ALENZA 001. It could be the perfect tyre to provide your SUV or CUV with a quiet and comfortable highway ride.

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ALENZA 001

ALL-TERRAIN TRUCK TYRES

If you want truck tyres with good on-road wear and off-road capability, the Dueler A/T 697 is an impressive tyre with considerable all-terrain capability. It provides good handling and a smooth ride in even the toughest road conditions, and can handle heavy loads. Its well-balanced tread design makes the road less travelled more comfortable than ever before. All-terrain truck tyres feature a more aggressive tread design, which promotes increased traction when off the pavement. They will usually or often feature deeper tread depth, wider tread grooves, and larger tread block elements than a highway truck tyre for increased traction capabilities when driving off road or on unpaved roads. All-terrain truck tyres are generally made with tread compounds which are optimized to withstand chipping and tearing from rough road and hauling conditions, while still providing on-road wear and traction characteristics desired by versatile drivers.

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MUD-TERRAIN TRUCK TYRES

If you find yourself taking on soft, muddy, or even rocky off-road terrains you might want to consider Dueler M/T 674 truck tyres (sometimes called mud tyres.) These truck tyres typically come in larger sizes and feature tread lugs that grip into muddy or loose surfaces to provide maximum traction on these difficult terrains. This feature of the tyre helps thrust the truck through muddy ruts and over slippery rocks. For some drivers, the rough and tough sound and aggressive look of M/T truck tyres is a way to personalize their ride. So whether you want an aggressive truck tyre for how it looks on the streets or for its capability of handling rough terrains, Dueler M/T 674 truck tyres could be the perfect choice.

WHICH TRUCK TYRE IS BEST FOR ME?

It is important to select a truck tyre with the proper handling capabilities and attributes based on your vehicle and driving needs. Whether you’re looking for a rough-and-tough truck tyre capable of handling exciting terrain or a comfortable ride for your daily commute, Bridgestone truck tyres are engineered to keep you rolling.