Truck tires can be used on a truck, SUV, or CUV. While offering some heavy-duty or off-road capability, truck tires do come with improved handling, ride, and noise capabilities over off-road, all-terrain, or mud tires.
Steer Position Tires are the most important tires on your truck, designed to perform their best in the front (steer) axle position. They influence handling and ride, offering ribbed tread designs to help channel water away from the tire.
Drive Position Tires are designed for the drive axles offering maximized traction on various surfaces. It is especially important to consider regional or long haul usage. Closed shoulder drive tires are best suited for over the highway use in higher speed and longer haul operations using tandem axle configurations.
Trailer Position Tire includes all of the free rolling wheels on the typical trailer. These tires do not necessarily need great traction performance, but they do need to withstand the heavy stresses of weight and braking.
A car tire is a construction of hard rubber that fits on a wheel and covers a pocket of air to provide a partial cushion for shocks, plus some level of adhesion to the road surface. Car tires require regular maintenance and care to keep you safely on the road.
As the name indicates, passenger tires are designed for standard passenger vehicles, including lighter trucks and SUVs. These tires ensure a smoother ride and exceptional traction in wet and dry conditions, all while providing adequate load carrying capacity for lightweight vehicles.
SUV tires commonly have an aggressive tread design. They usually have larger tread blocks which allow the tire to deliver excellent traction in off-road terrains. The rugged tread design of the SUV tires is what gives it a longer tread life.
Winter Tires are tires designed for use on snow and ice. Snow tires have a tread design with larger gaps than those on conventional tires, increasing traction on snow and ice. Such tires that have passed a specific winter traction performance test are entitled to display a 3PMSF (Three-Peak Mountain Snow Flake) symbol on their sidewalls. Tires designed for winter conditions are optimized to drive at temperatures below 7 °C (45 °F). Some snow tires have metal or ceramic studs that protrude from the tire to increase traction on hard-packed snow or ice. Studs abrade dry pavement, causing dust and creating wear in the wheel path. Regulations that require the use of snow tires or permit the use of studs vary by country in Asia and Europe, and by state or province in North America.
Off-the-road Tires are a category of vehicle tires that use deep tread to provide more traction on unpaved surfaces such as loose dirt, mud, sand, or gravel. Compared to ice or snow tires, they lack studs but contain deeper and wider grooves meant to help the tread sink into mud or gravel surfaces.
Industrial tires are solidly constructed tires used on the wheels of heavy equipment and machinery in the manufacturing, construction, military, transportation, warehouse, agricultural and production industries. Due to their tough construction, industrial tires are used on large commercial vehicles to support and transport heavy goods or perform tasks in warehouses where these vehicles are used. The most common types of industrial tires are found on large trucks, forklifts, transport vehicles, buses, planes and other heavy industrial vehicles.