The best tires for your F-150
Today, we’re not talking about just any model, far from it. The Ford F-150 has been the undisputed king of the Canadian automotive world for over 50 years. After all, it’s been the sales champion every year since 1965. For most of you, it was the only champion you”ve ever seen in your life!
No wonder you see so many of them on the road, especially when you live outside the metropolitan area like I do. Even if you own one for fun, it’s important to remember that it’s primarily a pickup truck. The model is massive, powerful and built for work. Don’t use just any tire!
To go off-road: Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
When you think of a rugged vehicle like the F-150, you often imagine going on adventures in the mud, forest and rocky terrain. At least, that’s how I feel! But that’s a particularly dangerous thing for your wheels. If that’s your favorite thing to do with a pickup truck, you really need to look for a solid tire model.
The Scorpion All Terrain Plus from Italian manufacturer Pirelli is the first name that comes to mind. Built to offer maximum grip on all types of road surfaces, it is capable of supporting the weight of your F-150 while keeping it stable on the road.
Everyday: BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport
Not everyone buys an F-150 for the thrill of it! Some people just need a roomy, comfortable vehicle for everyday commuting. In that case, there’s no need to go heavy like the All Terrain Plus. They’re certainly practical, but they can sometimes be a little noisy on the highway!
For a model that is still designed for pickup trucks, but with a heightened level of comfort, you can always think of the BFGoodrich Advatage T/A Sport. It combines impressive handling and durability with exceptional maneuverability and a relaxing silence.
In winter: Grabber Artic Studdable
As regular readers of this column will know, winter tires are mandatory in Quebec during the cold season. Even if you’re not in Quebec, however, equipping your Ford F-150 with specialized snow and ice tires has its advantages. By equipping it with a model like the Grabber Artic Studdable, you can ensure greater traction in the snow and better handling. Plus, these are studdable, which is perfect when you have big outdoor jobs to do!