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Pickup And Light Truck Tires at Trail Tire Auto Centers Kelowna

Pickup And Light Truck Tires

Pickup and light trucks have distinctively different needs when it comes to their tires. As a general rule, you should avoid light truck rims and tires during winter. If you drive your pick up on city streets all the time, your choice of rims and tires may be determined by the availability of good road conditions. But if you frequently take your vehicle for road trips such as downhill, off-road adventures, mud runs, and other adventurous activities, then you should opt for heavy-duty truck rims and tires.

The truck’s popularity has grown in recent years, and so many city residents have selected one as their family vehicle. Of course, as demand in this mode of transportation grows, so does the availability of higher quality and more innovative tire options, providing drivers with a wide range of truck tires from which to choose from.

Truck Tire Tread Options

The tread is among the most significant components of a tire. There are several varieties of treads available, which include:

Highway Tread (HT): These patterns are primarily classic, with four circumferential water outflow channels. They also have solid or huge tread blocks on the shoulder to give long mileage, a silent, comfortable ride, and improved gas mileage.

All-Terrain Tread (AT): These treads are intended for drivers who choose a more elegant look for their car or often go off-road. The touch patch has less rubber in contact with the asphalt, but these tires have an aggressive tread pattern to provide additional grip when the truck is traveling on grounds other than pavement.

Mud Terrain Tread (MT): This tread pattern for hardcore off-road drivers is quite aggressive, has small contact patches, and has a deep primary rubber offering. These tires are intended for truck owners who love going off-road with their cars and require an aggressive tread to bite through whatever is thrown at them.

How Different Are Truck Tires From Other Tires?

Light truck tires are built to withstand more significant wear and tear than passenger tires, owing to features like reinforced sidewalls and broad treads.

Based on the type, truck tires are designed to function in harsh situations, carry high loads, and even go off-road. They can, however, get you from point A to point B in ordinary driving. Aside from pickup trucks, light truck tires can be fitted on SUVs, crossovers, and full-size vans.

Truck tires may be outfitted with features such as:

  • Extended Casing Ply – The tire casing is the tire’s body, and it contains practically every component, save the tread and the belt system. To assist stiffening the casing’s rubber, the ply can comprise polyester, nylon, or rayon cords inside that rubber compound. Some light vehicle tires designed for extreme off-road use or commercial duty have an additional layer or “ply” of body cables.
  • An extra belt – The belt system on the tire helps balance the tread and increases the resilience, to save damage from the fractured pavement. Certain light vehicle tires designed for commercial use or extreme off-road conditions include an extra belt for enhanced longevity.
  • Sturdy steel cord belt – Steel cord is commonly used to make belts. Certain truck tires include steel cord belts that can withstand stricter terrain and larger weights.
  • A larger bead with extra rubber on the sidewalls – Tire bead bundles are used to secure the tire to the wheel. The sidewall aids in tire stability, prevents air from escaping and protects the casing ply from harm. A truck tire can endure more damage than a passenger tire because it has a broader bead and more sidewall rubber.

Trail Tire Auto Centers Kelowna is the place you can trust when you need tires & vehicle repairs. We Keep You Moving!

We carry the following major tire brands, Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, Cooper Tires, BF Goodrich, Toyo Tires, GT Radial, Radar Tires, Continental, General Tire and Mickey Thompson.

You can also bring your vehicle to us when you need an oil change, brake repair, differential repair, engine diagnostic, provincial inspections or transmission repairs. Our expert technicians are here to handle it all. Wait with your vehicle in our comfortable waiting area, or take advantage of our after-hours key drop. Call or stop by your nearest location today to schedule an appointment.