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Chevrolet Silverado wet tire test

Top Pick Tires for 2018

The best all-season, performance, and snow tires for cars, SUVs, and trucks

The importance of your tires can't be overstated. After all, tires are the only part of your vehicle that touches the road. They're a vital part of safety, handling, and even fuel economy.  

To help you make better decisions when you're shopping for tires, we put 176 models from 25 brands through a battery of tests, including braking, handling, hydroplaning resistance, winter traction, ride comfort, and rolling resistance—a factor for fuel economy.

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For instance, we test tires on a two-acre, watered-down surface at our Connecticut track to see how well they grip and handle during braking, taking sharp corners, and while accelerating.

We also evaluate all tires (excluding winter/snow models) on how long they wear by driving on them day and night to at least 16,000 miles each on Texas country roads. And we even check how they brake on ice at a rink near our track.

To find the best tire for your car, SUV, or truck, see our complete
tire buying guide and ratings

In the end, we have the data that allows us to separate the best from the worst, with detailed insights into how each model performs across a broad series of characteristics, such as wet versus dry braking.

Below, we highlight the standout model in each major category.

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