You may or may not be aware of this, but the perfect tire doesn’t exist. If you are looking for a tire with excellent handling, treadwear, dry/wet/ice/snow traction, steering response, all-terrain capabilities, low roll resistance and a quiet, comfortable ride, you are out of luck. Some basic tire types include all season, touring, performance, winter, all terrain, mud, terrain, and commercial for passenger cars and light trucks.
All tires are a compromise. For instance, tires constructed from a hard rubber compound will wear longer than tires from a softer compound but will offer less traction. If you are looking for long treadlife and ultra high performance, you are forced to meet somewhere in the middle. The goal is to find the tire that offers the least compromise for your driving situation.
A big problem with tire shopping is tires are often purchased based on looks and/or price. You may end up with some very cool or inex ...[more]