Pull with Power: How to Choose the Best Tires for Towing

  • March 20, 2023
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Hitch? Check. Power connected? Check. Safety chains in place? Check. The right kind of tires on your car?... If you are planning to tow a trailer, the type of tires you choose for your vehicle can play a significant role in ensuring a safe and comfortable ride. Tires that aren’t suitable for towing may result in an unstable vehicle.

Learn why choosing the best tires for hauling heavy loads is important, what features to look for on your next set, and how Bridgestone Dueler tires can help you accomplish all your towing needs.

Why Do Tires Matter for Towing?

If your tires aren’t providing the right amount of traction and handling when towing, then your vehicle’s performance is likely to suffer — no matter how much towing power it has. The added weight of the trailer can also affect the vehicle's handling, braking, and stability. Choosing the right tires, particularly those designed to handle the extra weight, can help ensure safety and reliability. 

5 Features to Look for in Tires for Towing

When researching the best truck tires for towing, several features should be considered. 

1. Durability

Towing can put a lot of extra stress on your tires. It's important to choose tires that are built with enhanced durability and designed to provide the best traction in various road conditions.

2. Load Capacity

When shopping for good tires for towing, the tire load capacity is perhaps the most important thing to consider. The tires must be able to handle the additional weight of the trailer and its contents. Always ensure your tires are rated to handle whatever you are towing.

3. Tread Design

Tread design plays a significant role in the tire's grip and handling. Look for tires with an aggressive tread pattern for better traction on snowy or wet roads.

4. Weather Performance

Tires must perform well in all weather conditions, including rain, snow, and ice. Look for tires that are designed for all-season use or have specific features for different weather conditions.

5. Driving Conditions and Terrain

Consider the type of terrain and driving conditions you’ll encounter while towing. Look for tires that can handle those driving conditions, including rough roads and steep inclines.

Bridgestone Dueler Tires for Towing

Looking for top-of-the-line towing tires? Bridgestone Dueler tires have you covered. Designed to provide excellent performance, durability, and handling, Dueler tires are arguably some of the best all-terrain tires for towing. Here are a few features of Bridgestone Dueler tires that make them an ideal choice for towing:

  1. Dueler tires are designed for durability, allowing them to withstand the extra stress and strain that towing can create.
  2. Bridgestone Dueler tires have a high load capacity, making them suitable for towing. Our tire experts can help make sure your tires and tire pressures are suited for hauling.
  3. The aggressive tread design on Bridgestone Dueler tires provides excellent traction on all types of terrain, including wet or snowy roads and off-road conditions.
  4. Bridgestone Dueler tires are tough, but their precision-designed tread pattern provides a quiet, comfortable ride 

Why Choose Firestone Complete Auto Care for Your Bridgestone Dueler Tires?

Choosing the right tires for towing is crucial to ensuring a safe and comfortable ride. Trust your towing needs to Bridgestone Dueler tires and the experienced technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We're your one-stop shop for all things automotive — from truck and SUV tires to Complete Vehicle Inspections and everything in between. Plus, we can help you choose the right tires for your towing needs and install them properly to ensure safety and comfort

Schedule your auto care appointment today.

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