Choosing the right tire for your truck
Photo Caption: Drivers of light trucks have a variety of options when choosing a premium tire, including the Hankook Dynapro HT.
(NC)—Owners of light trucks have a variety of tire options; each designed to fill unique needs.
“Tires for light trucks are developed with different requirements in mind than those for a car,” says tire expert Bill Hume, vice president of Hankook Tire Canada. “While all light truck tires are designed for increased durability, drivers need to keep in mind any additional load weight and potentially aggressive driving terrain when purchasing. They essentially have three options:”
Highway terrain tires
Intended for driving on paved roads, highway terrain tire tread offers optimal handling and a quieter, more comfortable ride. Large, lateral grooves work to expel water from beneath the tire. A premium example, the Hankook Dynapro HT also provides drivers with improved snow traction, lower rolling-resistance and longer tread wear.
All terrain tires
These aggressive tires provide excellent grip and acceleration on city streets, or off-road surfaces. With a tread that wraps onto the sidewall, rubber is less likely to puncture. Some high quality versions even offer stone ejectors to prevent damage from external objects.
Mud terrain tires
Specifically designed for harsh off-road conditions, these tires feature a wider tread and deep grooves which move dirt away from the tire's path. Superior pulling capacity handles difficult towing jobs, though the focus on safety and performance means a less than quiet ride.
You depend on your truck, so for whatever you put it through each day make sure to give it the best possible tires. For more information, visit www.hankooktire.ca or speak to your local tire retailer.
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