Tires

Which Tire is Right?

Which tire is right?

Every tire is designed with a different focus. To get better traction, for example, you may have to accept that your tires will be louder. This guide – and the advice of an OK Tire professional – can help you figure out which tires are right for you.

Good Traction

Benefits
These tires are safer and perform better in less-than-ideal conditions.
Trade-Offs
Noise levels may increase on dry pavement and these tires typically don’t last as long as others. We recommend you change over to another set of tires in dry weather.
Type
Seasonal use
Conditions
Snow

Low Rolling Resistance

Benefits
These tires typically last longer and offer improved fuel efficiency.
Trade-Offs
May provide less traction in poor road conditions.
Type
Seasonal use
Conditions
Dry

Handling

Benefits
These tires respond to steering more quickly and offer more control.
Trade-Offs
In some cases, you’ll get less ride comfort. Some tires have one directional tread design.
Type
Seasonal use
Conditions
Dry

High Mileage

Benefits
These tires offer greater value because they last longer. This means you won’t be purchasing new tires as often.
Trade-Offs
They are more expensive to purchase initially. In addition, you may notice reduced traction.
Type
Seasonal use
Conditions
Dry

All Season

Benefits
In theory, one set of tires should last you all year – eliminating the need for a fall change-over. This tire meets the needs of most drivers.
Trade-Offs
All season tires are not designed for extreme conditions, and traction can be compromised.
Type
All Season use
Conditions
Wet or Dry

High Performance

Benefits
These tires offer greater stability and better handling at high speeds.
Trade-Offs
Tire life may not be as long as other tires.
Type
Seasonal use
Conditions
Dry