All-Terrain Tire Options with a Mountain/Snowflake Symbol

If you're heading into the winter season with your truck or SUV and dedicated snow tires are not an option, you would be well suited to take a look at tires in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain performance category. These tires offer a significant amount more biting edges compared to a traditional Highway All-Season. The best among these types of all-terrains feature a mountain/snowflake symbol to syndicate their worthiness in unfavorable conditions. The mountain/snowflake, found on all snow tires, and a few all-terrain tires, is necessary to legally traverse through some mountain passes, certain northern climates and several Canadian provinces. Of the all-terrain tires we carry, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 and Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac seem to work the best in deep snow and both carry the mountain/snowflake symbol. It should come as no surprise then, that these two tires are some of the highest rated in our consumer driven surveys.

Both of these popular tires are available in a wide variety of sizes to fit a large range of trucks and full-size SUVs. Additionally, both feature part numbers that include E load range 10 ply ratings that make them appropriate for use on 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks. If you are looking for a tire that you can use all year round with the best possible results when the snow starts flying, either would be an excellent choice.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Michael

How is it that the standard load range Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure-with Kevlar do not merit the Mountain/Snowflake symbol, when presumably the tread pattern/mold is the same as the 'Pro-Grade' load range E?

Is that a lack of certification/testing on Goodyear's part?

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