What is a good treadwear rating on a tire?

In basic terms, and in the spirit of the concept, the higher the UTQG treadwear rating, the greater the tire life. A tire with a “600” treadwear rating is forecasted to last twice as long as a tire with a “300” rating, and should accumulate three times the mileage of a “200” rated tire.

What does treadwear mean on tires?

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one half times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.

How many miles is a 400 treadwear rating?

The test track they use is a 400-mile loop for a total of 7,200 miles. If a tire is rated 100, it is expected to last as long as the test tire.

What does traction A on a tire mean?

A tire graded “A” is the highest, “B” is average and “C” the lowest. Tires that become overheated may fail. Traction also receives letter grades that indicate how well it stops. A tire having a higher grade should allow a car to stop on a wet road in a shorter distance than a tire with a lower grade.

How long will 400 treadwear tires last?

The bigger the number is, the longer the used tires last, and the harder their rubber is. For example, treadwear 400 will mean every 1/32” wears every 8,000-10,000 miles.

Is it better to get all-season tires or winter tires?

Snow tires outperform all-season tires under snowy and icy conditions. They’ll give you better traction, more stability in turns and better stopping power. If you wonder whether your “all-season” tires perform just as well in snow as the best snow tires, we have the answer.

Do all-weather tires wear out faster?

All-weather tires are stiffer than winter tires, which reduces their grip on ice. In fact, tire experts say that most all-weather tires offer barely 10% more traction than conventional summer tires. And because their tread compound is not specifically designed for hot weather, it wears out a lot faster during summer.

What is the best rated tire for a SUV?

As of October 2015, the highest rated all-terrain SUV tire is the Cooper Discoverer A/T3, according to ConsumerSearch.com. The best all-season SUV tire is the Michelin LTX M/S2, the best budget SUV tire is the Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus, and the best mud tire is Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar .

What is the UTQG rating on tires?

The UTQG rating system originated in the US as a way to help consumers make more informed tire-buying decisions. Tire manufacturers give their own tires a grade for treadwear, traction and temperature. Together, these numbers makes up a tire’s UTQG rating—a three-digit number plus two letters.

What are tire traction ratings?

Tire traction ratings indicate how well the tire can stop on wet pavement. The higher the rating the shorter the distance the car is able to stop on wet roads. The rating system for traction is highest to lowest (AA, A, B, and C).

What is tire temperature rating?

Tire temperature rating grades a correctly inflated tire’s ability to resist and properly disperse heat. A tire temperature grade ranges from A to C, with C being the lowest possible score under federal regulations.