If you've experienced driving through a tough winter season on a top-tier winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak DMV-2, you'd agree that a set of dedicated winter tires offer the best traction in snow and on ice. If you are one who doesn't agree with this statement, take a look at "Do Winter/Snow Tires Really Make a Difference?" Winter tires should be removed when warmer spring temperatures arrive and the threat of snow is gone for the rest of the season.
If a driver wants to opt for a single set of tires to use year-round, but still wants the best winter traction they can get, what tires should they buy? For drivers of trucks, SUVs and larger crossover vehicles, the best snow traction can be found in the On-/Off Road All-Terrain performance category. Tires in this category have deeper and more aggressive tread elements that create more biting edges on snow and ice. These more aggressive tread patterns do result in more road noise compared to their more mild mannered, street-oriented all-season counterparts, but are not as loud as Off-Road Maximum Traction tires.
The top-rated tire for snow traction, along with off-road traction, is the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2. It has earned the snowflake/mountain branding on its sidewall by providing at least 10% more traction in a spinning snow tire test developed by the U.S. Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) in 1999. In addition to achieving this higher snow traction rating in testing, customer surveys indicate that they are loving the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 in winter conditions. Clearly BFGoodrich's approach to designing a more aggressive all-terrain tire has made the All-Terrain T/A KO2 a top choice. Check out some of these reviews :
"I've had these tires on my Ram for about six months now (around 6,000 miles) and have zero issues. In dry, wet or snow/ice conditions, they have performed above expectations. I upgraded to these tires from my OEM Goodyear's and glad I did. I could not get any traction in snow or ice with the stock tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 RAM 1500 2wd Crew Cab.
"I teach advanced driving and these tires are great. I will not buy anything else: sand, snow, ice and dry, they're awesome!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4wd.
"Super tough tire-this sidewall design is a great upgrade from previous model. Handled better than you would expect a 33-inch tire would. A bit noisy with the soft top on most apparent. Super on the snow and ice. Go anywhere off-road and still highway worthy-good balance of performance." --Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport.
The BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 is made in a large variety of sizes and load ranges to fit most popular trucks, SUVs and larger crossover vehicles. Check out pricing for your vehicle and get fast shipping to your door or a Recommended Installer today!