It will be here before we know it -- winter and snow. Tread depth is critical to winter traction, so if your tires are more than 2/3rd worn out it can be worthwhile to replace them before the snow flies. While dedicated winter tires are the best solution, this does require swapping twice a year. While it is in my opinion the best approach, it is not for everyone. I will explore those solutions in a future post. Today, though, let's look at the best solutions in the all-season categories.
For cars, you should look at the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring and Michelin Primacy MXV4. Based on survey data, the Goodyear has a slight edge over the Michelin. However, the Michelin has been on the market longer. This means the survey results/reviews feedback we have will show lower tread depths on the Michelin. These are two very comparable options and will both do a great job. Size and speed rating offerings span a wide array.
For trucks and SUVs, I want to explore a couple different options. First from the more traditional Highway All-Season performance category, I would look at the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A and the Michelin LTX M/S2 . The Rugged Terrain T/A has a nice, open-block tread pattern to get the critical snow-on-snow traction. The LTX M/S2 and its predecessor have been a favorite amongst consumers for years. As with the car options, neither will disappoint for an all-season solution. The second option I want to explore are the more aggressive all-terrains. Their snow and deep water traction will be superior to the standard highway tires, with some trade-offs in longevity and tread noise. I am going to recommend the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor and the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO because in some sizes of these two tires, you will get the coveted mountain/snowflake rating. This is an indicator that the tire passed an extra test for snow traction.
You can shop by vehicle to see which options are available for your vehicle.