How To Buy Truck Mud Tires
There are several important things you need to consider when buying new truck mud tires for your truck. By being an informed buyer, you can rest assured that you are getting the most bang for your buck, so to speak; that is, you are getting the best truck mud tire for the price.
The first thing to consider is size. Obviously you need the correct size of tires to fit your truck properly. No matter what the situation may be, the right size tire is of the highest importance. Many stores offer wheel and tire combinations that are pre-selected to match each other well. If you do decide to choose yourself, however, pay close attention to the width and aspect ratio to get the right look and feel you want.
You must also consider what kind of environment your truck mud tires are going to be exposed to. Will they be taken strictly off-road? On- and off-road? Mostly on regular roads? The answer to this question is of vital importance because if your truck is a daily driver, you will most likely want some form of “all terrain” truck mud tire that works well in most all situations, as the name suggests. BF Goodrich made the phrase “all terrain” popular with their famous truck tires. If you are only going to be in grass, dirt, mud, and such, then you can get a more rugged truck mud tire that is suited for such an application, such as Super Swampers. Keep in mind, however, that if you go with a very rugged tire, you’re going to get worse gas mileage than you would with an all terrain or regular driving tire. If you’re going to be driving on normal roads all the time, you probably don’t want truck mud tires at all.
Another thing to consider that is often forgotten is the tire’s ratings. Don’t go with a particular truck mud tire just because you like the looks and the tread design, or even the brand. Look for reviews about that specific tire and find its load index and speed rating. You must think about what kind of load and speed these tires are going to be experiencing on a daily basis. See what the ratings and reviews say about the tire’s wet and dry performance, cornering ability, comfort, road noise, and so on. These are important things to consider when making a big investment like this.
Lastly, see what the truck mud tire’s tread wear rating is. You don’t want a tire that’s going to eat a hole in your wallet because you have to replace them every 6 months or so. Go for a tire with a high tread wear rating so that the tires last a long time for you.