Quiet. Please!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Ethan Burns
When shopping for all-season tires, everyone would like to have the quietest tire available.

I find myself asking customers if they're looking for a smooth, quiet tire or one with better snow traction in the winter. Ineveitably the answer is...both.

Tires that excel in the snow are those that will have a more agressive tread. These tires will provide a more confident winter drive and will likely have a slightly louder hum on the highway in the summer.

If quiet is the most important attribute of your tire expect average snow traction in the winter and consider using a dedicated winter tire if your driving needs demand no compromise performance.

But what IS the quietest tire? A racing slick. No tread blocks, no noise. no snow traction. 

Click here for a comparison chart of quiet, comfortable touring tires.



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