New to off-roading and want to ready your Silverado or Sierra for its inaugural excursion? Here are three tips for picking the right off-roading tires for your GMC or Chevy truck.
Determine what you need
One of the first things to consider is where you’ll be driving your GMC or Chevy truck on most of your adventures. You also want to determine whether you plan on using your truck primarily for off-roading or a mix of commuting and some off-roading.
Off-roading tires come in two main categories: All-Terrain (AT) and Mud-Terrain (MT). The former are made to handle a variety of terrain and road conditions while delivering quieter ride quality on asphalt routes. MT tires, by contrast, are a bit louder for commutes, but get optimum traction in muddy, gravelly, rocky, or soggy conditions.
Stay within your budget
As with other types of tires, off-roading tires come in a range of prices. Establish a budget beforehand before you commit to a set of off-roading tires, so you don’t pay for overpriced tires when cheaper ones will serve your purpose.
Go with the right size
Make sure that the off-road tires you choose are the right size for your particular GMC or Chevy truck. The wrong sized tires can negatively impact the truck’s performance in areas such as steering response, efficiency, and handling. The smaller Canyon and Colorado will pair better with a smaller size tire than the larger Sierra and Silverado, for example.
Still need help selecting the right off-roading tires for your GMC or Chevy truck? Contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, Illinois. Once you’ve picked a set of tires, we’ll schedule an installation appointment at our Service Department so you can enjoy off-roading in no time.