General Tire AltiMAX Arctic LT

Brand: General Tire
Tire: AltiMAX Arctic LT
Category: Light Truck / SUV Studdable Winter / Snow
UTQG (treadwear): None

The AltiMAX Arctic LT by General Tire might be the best deal in showbiz in terms of this performance category for tires. They are built for trucks, SUVs, vans, and commercial vehicles that need great winter traction. These tires are also available in heavy-duty trim at Load Range D or E sizes. As the tire category suggests, these tires are studdable and will accept metal studs.

The tread on the AlitMAX Arctic LT has been specially designed to enhance cold weather flexibility and wet traction. It also features high-density siping to enhance traction during braking, accelerating, and cornering. These tires are branded with the mountain/snowflake, meaning they meet the industry standard for snow service requirements.

You can usually find these tires costing less than comparable brands, and for the most part they have pretty similar traction characteristics as well. You'll find that these tires provide great traction on fresh snow, as well as on ice due to the deep tread pattern.  They will wear quickly under warmer conditions, so it's important to get these tires off your vehicle after winter. With that being said, most drivers seem to get around 30,000 miles out of a set before they need to be replaced, so if you're using them just during the winter season, it might take a number years to wear them out.