Best Tires for Chevy Tahoe
Tires can highly influence the way a vehicle drives, so it’s always important to understand which tires best fit your individual needs. When you purchase a vehicle like the Chevy Tahoe, you already know that you’re getting a capable vehicle that performs on all terrains and in variety of conditions. If you plan on using your Tahoe to its fullest potential, you can select new or specialty tires to enhance your experience. At Eskridge Chevrolet, we want you to make the most of your ride. Read on to learn more about some of the best tires for the Chevy Tahoe.
Which Tires Come With the Chevy Tahoe?
When you purchase a Chevy Tahoe from Eskridge Chevrolet, you’ll receive quality tires to drive off the lot. The Tahoe is sold with three different tire types, depending on trim level and wheel size. For models with 18-inch wheels, you’ll get Michelin Energy Saver A/S tires. Four-wheel drive models will receive Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. For 20-inch wheel, four-wheel drive models, you’ll receive Goodyear Wrangler ST-A tires. Two-wheel drive models come with Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. Finally, 22-inch wheels come with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza tires.
These standard tires are all industry-leading. However, if you want to replace worn tires or switch to tires better suited for especially rough or demanding conditions, it can help to learn more about other available options that match the type of driving you do.
All-Season Driving Tires
One tire type that can get you where you need to go in the rain, shine, or snow is the Michelin Premier LTX. With high responsiveness and stability, these tires will handle sharp turns like a pro. Strong traction, grip, and braking provide a formula for safe driving even when roads are less than ideal.
These wheels come with signature Expanding Rain Grooves around the circumference and Emerging Grooves across the shoulders to take on wet driving conditions. You can also use them in light snow, but for more snowy conditions, you might want to check out a specialty winter tire. In terms of the driving experience, these tires are quiet and comfortable over bumps, keeping you driving without distracting noises or jolts.
For other all-season options, the Chevy Tahoe’s standard Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus tire options each rank very highly. The Continental’s EcoPlus technology helps lower fuel consumption for your Tahoe, while the Bridgestone Dueler has an impressive towing capacity for an all-season tire. Both varieties perform impressively in all weather conditions.
If you plan to take your Tahoe on your epic adventures, you may want to look into tires built for roads less traveled. The BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires are one of your best options for off-roading while still remaining a strong contender for stability, grip, and traction on-road. They can easily handle gravel, sand, rocks, and mud while minimizing bumps on highways and dirt roads alike.
With interlocking tread blocks, loose object ejection design, and Sidewall armor, these tires are tough enough to last through any challenge. Although they aren’t intended as all-weather options, they have excellent traction in wet, dry, and lightly snowy conditions. For every trip and every day, these tires can give you their full performance to keep you going.
Winter Weather Tires
For colder winters, consider investing in winter weather tires that can safely carry your Tahoe. The Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 tires are considered one of the best options for consistently capable handling in the snowiest and iciest conditions. With these tires, you’ll enjoy responsive handling, strong traction, and braking that won’t let you down in rainy, icy, or dry weather.
These tires have a NanoPro Tech Multicell compound with a hydrophilic coating that pulls the water out of ice or snow, leaving you with excellent traction and braking. Even with their emphasis on icy performance, these tires perform quietly and comfortably in all conditions, making them good for a ski weekend or a snowy season. With these tires, safety in the harshest conditions doesn’t have to mean compromise elsewhere.
Towing Big Loads
If you expect your Tahoe to tow even your heaviest loads, you may want to find tires that can do the same. When looking for tires made especially for towing, Load Range E-rated tires can be a good choice to offer the strength and durability you need.
The Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires are a great example of a high-powered towing tire. Equipped with an extra steel belt, the Defenders can withstand up to 13,500 pounds of towing in the range E configuration. You can also look for a range D version of this tire, which is rated for slightly lower towing, but still highly capable.
Importantly, these tires aren’t just strong but dynamic. They give a driver a lot of control when driving or towing, performing well in dry, wet, and light snow conditions. For faster highway driving, these tires are quiet and comfortable. They also maintain steady control, even with heavy loads in tow.
If you’re looking for tires with all-terrain towing capabilities, you also can’t go wrong with Chevy Tahoe’s standard Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires. Thanks to a rugged tread compound that resists chipping, chunking, and tearing when towing a big trailer, these off-road tires are durable and powerful enough to carry you and your cargo anywhere you need to go. If you want a tire made for highway towing, this may not be the best choice, but if you’re looking to push your tires to the limit with rugged, trailer driving, DuraTrac tires may be right for you.
At Eskridge Chevrolet, we want to make sure that you love driving your Chevy Tahoe. That’s why we want you to find the best tires for your ideal ride. If you have any questions about the Tahoe or which tires might fit your needs, you can contact us today. You can also visit our showroom or explore our inventory of Chevy vehicles. We can’t wait to help you make the most out of your drive time.