Cheap Tires Features Comparison
This buying guide covers two types of cheap tires: standard all-season tires and winter tires. Manufacturers rate all-season tires according to the Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, which evaluates a tire's relative strength in three areas: tread wear, traction, and temperature resistance. A tread-wear warranty guarantees the tire for a given number of miles under specific conditions; actual tread wear will vary depending on factors such as the type of car and driving conditions. The speed rating indicates the highest speed at which the tire can perform well. Metal studs can be used on some winter tires to provide better traction on snow and ice.
|Type||UTQG Rating||Tread-wear Warranty||Speed Rating||Studs|
|General Altimax RT estimated price $51||All-season||600-A-B||70,000 miles||T (118 mph)||N/A|
|Falken SN211 estimated price $54||All-season||720-A-B||80,000 miles||T (118 mph)||N/A|
|Michelin X-Ice Xi2 estimated price $72||Winter||N/A||40,000 miles||T (118 mph)||No|
|General Altimax Arctic estimated price $56||Winter||N/A||N/A||Q (99 mph)||Optional|