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What are the best winter tires for trucks?

What are the best winter tires for trucks?

There's a lot of advanced technology goes into making a modern vehicle handle well. From all-wheel drive to intelligent traction control, finely tuned suspension to a smoothly shifting transmission, the list goes on.
But all that tech is useless if poor quality tires don't provide enough grip on the pavement to allow the engineering to do its work. This is particularly true in winter, when snow, ice, and slush conspire to make even the zippiest car drive unpredictably.
Winter tires are the ideal solution for the kinds of harsh weather you'll often encounter in Alberta, but which ones should you buy? Here are three great choices for cars, and two for trucks, to help you decide.


Winter Tires for Cars


From compact city hatchbacks to off-road ready SUVs, adding the right winter tires to your car will provide the best performance throughout the year.


All-Round Winter Tires: Bridgestone Blizzak WS90


Bridgestone are one of the biggest names in tires, and their winter specialist Blizzaks are a cut above the competition for all-round use. Made from NanoPro-Tech water-attracting compounds to pull water and snow into the treads, combined with tough microscopic spikes blended into the rubber to provide extra grip, the Blizzak WS90s provide excellent winter performance at an attractive price.



Most Durable Winter Tires: Michelin X-Ice Xi3


The most durable winter tires for cars are Michelin X-Ice Xi3 winter models. They are rated among the most durable in independent tests. Their studless design provides grip without excessive friction, lessening wear and reducing fuel consumption simultaneously.



Best Eco-Friendly Tires: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905


The Winter V905 tires from Yokohama blend high performance with sustainable manufacture, thanks to their high-silica rubber compound infused with orange oil. The tires provide excellent grip in the iciest of conditions thanks to two sets of treads: a regular one on the surface to deal with water, and a hidden one within the grooves to handle snow and ice.




Winter Tires for Trucks

Whether you drive a half-ton pickup or something altogether larger, winter tires are an essential for highway safety under all conditions.



Best All-Round Truck Winter Tires: Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2


Bridgestone are great all-round truck tire that combines winter performance with exceptional value. The DM-V2 winter tires combine hydrophilic compounds with deep treads and assertive siping to provide amazing grip for larger, heavier vehicles. With these tires, your truck's high torque output won't be wasted in icy wheelspins.



Most Affordable Winter Tires for Trucks: Firestone Winterforce 2 UV


You won't find many tires that provide the same level of grip for the price of Firestone's Winterforce UV range. With sizes available to suit everything from a camper van to a one-ton workhorse, these tires prepare your truck for winter at a highly affordable price.





Buy Winter Tires in Alberta

If you need any information or advice on any aspect of winter tires, call into our Wetaskiwin, Alberta dealership and our expert staff will be happy to help. Whether you need snow tires for a car, SUV, or truck, our parts department can supply the highest quality at the best price.
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