Benefits of All-Terrain Tires

All-terrain tires are used on trucks that are driven on paved roads and unpaved trails in equal measure. Their features include more aggressive tread patterns than highway tires, which allow the tire to deal with dirt, mud, and other elements a highway tire can’t handle. While not as aggressive as a true mud terrain tire, they provide a quieter, more comfortable ride on the road. Tired of getting stuck when you leave the pavement? If so, a set of all-terrain tires are probably worth your consideration.

All-Terrain vs Highway Terrain

When looked at side by side, it's easy to see the difference in tread between a highway (HT) tire and an all-terrain (AT) tire.

The all-terrain tire seen on the left has a more irregular tread pattern than the highway tire. The grooves and sipes in the tread blocks are also larger, allowing the tire to make better contact with irregular terrain. The wide grooves between the shoulder blocks make it easy for the tire to expel small rocks and stones that can hinder off-road performance.

All Terrain vs Mud Terrain

So, if an all-terrain tire offers additional traction off paved roads, why shouldn’t you just go all the way up to an off-road tire, such as a mud terrain (MT)? While the additional tread block spacing on these beastly tires makes them well-suited to off-road work, MT tires can create a noticeable droning noise while driving on paved surfaces. Therefore, if pavement and unpaved trails are all part of a day’s work for you and your truck, an all-terrain tire may be your best choice. As you can see, an all-terrain tire is ideal for truck owners who tackle a variety of terrain throughout the day. If you’re thinking of upgrading your truck tires, take a look at these best-selling all-terrain offerings from RealTruck.

Customer Favorite All-Terrain Tires

Nitto Ridge Grappler Tires

Available in a wide range of sizes, Nitto Ridge Grapplers offer a smooth and quiet ride on the road. However, their reinforced blocks, wide tread pattern and stone ejectors make them suitable for use on the trail as well. The aggressive appearance of these tires will also give your truck a more rugged look than you can get from OEM rubber.

Falken Wildpeak A/T3W Tires

The deep tread of this all-terrain tire makes it particularly adept in wet weather, where it is highly resistant to hydroplaning. The sipes and shoulder blocks interlock, which prevents early wear from high torque. If your truck is equipped with a powerful diesel engine and you find yourself frequently replacing tires, try a set of Wildpeaks.

Toyo Open Country R/T Tires

This tire skews a little more toward off-road use than highway driving, though it’s still perfectly suitable for pounding pavement. The shoulder blocks are scalloped to improve performance in mud and snow, making these an excellent choice for winter driving. The rugged, off-road look you’ll get from these tires will definitely draw attention.