Where The Rubber Meets The Road: The Best Tires For Your Ride

On a good day, the only parts of your car, truck, or SUV that touch the ground are the tires. Every steering movement, braking, and acceleration action is transmitted to the tires and everything that the vehicle experiences, like the road surface, bumps, and potholes, are dealt with by your tires first.

It makes sense then that you’d want the best quality tires on your ride to handle everything you experience while driving. From snow and ice to highway commuting to tearing up your local race track, these are the best tires you can get, along with some options for “special” circumstances.

All-Season – Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Plus ZP

If you had to choose only one tire that works on the widest range of cars, the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 might be it. For an all-season tire, it offers the best wet and dry traction on the market with noticeably shorter stopping distances in wet weather.

Performance-orientated drivers will be surprised by how well the Michelin handles hard cornering and delivers predictable handling. For the daily commute, the Pilot Sport A/S 3 has a rubber compound that maximizes fuel economy. What’s Hot: All-weather performance. Decent in the snow. Fuel efficient. What’s Not: Not as good in the snow as a dedicated winter tire. Expensive, but you get what you pay for.