Picking the Right Off-Roading Tires for Your GMC or Chevy Truck

Picking the Right Off-Roading Tires for Your GMC or Chevy Truck | Dixon, IL

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.

What’s Coming For The Future Of The GMC Lineup

GMC Lineup of SUVs | Dixon IL

For 2020, GMC is adding a host of new features to its vehicles. The GMC lineup will boast upgraded safety systems as well as new designs and engines.

Safety Features

The GMC Terrain is getting standard GMC Pro Safety features on all trims, including features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assistance with Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. The 2020 GMC Acadia is also getting new standard safety equipment like Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

New Off-Road Capability

The AT4 sub-brand under the GMC name provides drivers with options for high-quality vehicles with off-road prowess. At first only the Sierra HD trucks and the Sierra 1500 were available with AT4 models, but the Acadia AT4 was just added as an option. A 2021 Canyon AT4 was also recently announced, too.

Cutting-Edge Pickup Trucks

The Sierra 1500 is adding the option of a Duramax® turbo-diesel engine, while drivers can also opt for the available ProGrade Trailering System. The all-new Sierra HD trucks also come with more trailering technology than ever before, the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, and a best-in-class maximum gooseneck trailering rating of 35,500 pounds.* That’s 52-percent more trailering power than the previous model year delivered.

For more information about future GMC models, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current GMC models in our inventory.

*Requires 3500 Regular Cab DRW 2WD equipped with available 6.6L Duramax Diesel and gooseneck hitch.