Looking for the Best Wet Traction from an All-Season Tire?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

Driving in the rain can be a nerve-racking experience on its own, but factor in having a tire that's bad in wet conditions and you can have a recipe for disaster. We have the ability to test tires on our track when it's dry, as well as wet. This is important because there can be a very significant difference when it comes to wet traction between competing tires.

When it comes to choosing a tire with great wet traction and hydroplaning resistance, Tire Rack has a long list of tests we've performed ourselves. In these tests, we highlight important factors such as wet braking, wet steering response and wet cornering g-Force. Also, view customer surveys as they are very helpful when trying to identify which tires provide the best wet traction.

 General Altimax RT43
General AltiMAX
RT43
 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3
Michelin Pilot Sport
A/S 3
 Continental Pure Contact with EcoPlus Technology
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology


If you're looking for an all-season tire with great wet traction and hydroplaning resistance, take a look at the General AltiMAX RT43, Michelin Pilot A/S 3 and Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology. All three choices have tested very well during our in-house tests and are continually rated highly by customers for their wet traction capabilities.

To learn more about the importance of having a tire that can handle wet conditions, read "Hydroplaning: The Role Tires Play."

Comments on Looking for the Best Wet Traction from an All-Season Tire?

Thursday, May 1, 2014 by Alex G:
I cant find the General Altimax RT43 Tire dry and wet test video? Where can i find it? The only one your showing is the Winter Test. I live in Florida.

Thank you,

Alex
Monday, May 5, 2014 by Zig:
Here is a link to the test results for the tire, there is only a video for the winter portion of the testing however we have listed the test data for General Altimax RT43 in the wet. There were numerous areas of testing in the wet and all of the resulting data has been posted, but sorry there is not a video.


http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/choose-the-best-tires-with-zig/looking-for-the-best-wet-traction-from-an-all-season-tire?affiliate=WC3

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