When it comes to getting the most out of your truck’s performance and ensuring safety on the road, tyres play a crucial role.

The speed and handling of your truck depend on the quality of the tyre.Poor tyre selection can lead to a multitude of problems – poor handling and poor traction that eventually can lead to dangerous and unsafe driving conditions; add to that, inefficiencies on the road leading to poor fuel consumption and unnecessary wear and tear on your vehicle. For performance and safety reasons, truck tyres must fit properly and tyre selection must take account of the specific driving circumstances. You need to research and take considerable care in the selection of the most appropriate tyres for your truck.

When there is such a vast range of tyres to choose from, depending on manufacturer, design, price, and specifications, deciding on the best truck tyres can be challenging.

Outlined below are some of the factors you need to consider when buying the right tyres for your truck.

Types of Truck Tyre

First and foremost, it’s important to understand the various types of truck tyres. Each type of tyre is designed to improve truck performance differently.  For example, whether you need a set of tyres suited for unsurfaced, rural, urban, highway or mixed use will play a significant role in influencing your purchase decision. Some major categories are listed below.

  • All season tyres
  • High-performance tyres
  • All-terrain tyres

Tyre Grades

Like other products, tyres have quality grades according to the build quality, performance and other factors. When purchasing truck tyres don’t forget to consider the quality. Generally, there are three main quality grades of tyres available budget, midrange, and premium.

The price of tyres depends considerably on the grade you choose. High-quality tyres will cost more to purchase but are likely to save you more in the long term, particularly if you are doing long hauls on a regular basis. Consider the fuel economy, wear and tear and safety benefits that tyre provides in the long run.

Once you decide the types and grade of tire you need, there are few other things to consider.


One of the most important factors when choosing best tyre is its driving performance. The performance of the tyre can be determined by the traction it provides at speed, when cornering and, of course, the in terms of longevity in relation to kilometres traveled.

It’s important to select tyres that have the right tread for your circumstances, and that don’t wear through tread quickly. It might be hard to determine tread quality. So, to be on a safe side, always purchase a tyre from a reputable tyre retailer like Oceanic Direct. They will provide you with expert, professional and independent guidance and advice on the best tyre selection for your vehicle

Driving Comfort

Driving comfort is another factor that you need to consider when purchasing tyres. The tyres should be able to eliminate significant vibrations and road noise to provide a smooth, comfortable driving experience.


Driving safety is always a top priority in tyre selection – whether it relates to traction, impact on breaking distance or suitability for road conditions.

Tyres usually come with a safety rating based on how well the tyre can stop at different speeds.

Finally, it’s essential to pay attention to what experts have to say and give considerations to the reviews by other users of the products you’re considering. Oceanic Direct, with over 30 years of industry experience, will provide you a wide range of tyre options along with expert, professional and independent advice on the purchase of your tyres and related accessories.


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