What tires should I buy for my Ford F-150?
By: Discount Tire – via Treadwell
Trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, Limited, King Ranch
About: Don is like a lot of F-150 owners. He commutes to his job in the city, uses it to haul yard trimmings to the dump on the weekends (and equipment for his son’s little league team), and even takes it off-road when he goes camping a few times a year. When he’s not doing any of the above, he’s a pretty popular guy to know when his friends (or acquaintances) are moving.
Use: 60% highway, 20% under load, 10% dirt trails
F-150 tires - our picks
Recommendation #1 - Bridgestone Dueler LTH
We can tell you what works for truck tires. These Bridgestones slot in right around the lower portion of the median price range for F-150 tires, and should be able to check pretty much every one of your boxes.
They’re a big name brand for a big name truck, and you’ll get a lot of miles out of them on your commute with their 70,000-mile warranty. When the chance for a little weekend 4x4 action does present itself, they should be able to handle most trails.
Recommendation #2 - Michelin Defender LTX M/S
One of our favorite sayings is: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
That’s why we'd pick the same tires that came on your F-150 from the factory.
While they won’t be any kind of upgrade over what you’re used to (except for one of the best feelings in the world – driving on brand new rubber), you’ll also know what to expect.
And because the majority of your driving is for your commute, their comfortable, stable and familiar ride quality is a big part of the reason why Ford picked these as the OE tires for the F-150.
Recommendation #3 - Toyo Open Country A/T II
To contrast these other recommendations, it also seems like you’d rather be camping and off-roading instead of basically only using your F-150 as a commuter. That’s why as a third recommendation we'd pick These Toyo Open Country A/T II's.
They should be tolerable enough for your commute (they have a decent warranty) while expanding your off-roading capabilities quite a bit. Plus, they’ve got an aggressive tread pattern to make it look like you take your truck off road as much as we all know you want to!
Want to see recommendations for you and your vehicle on the Discount Tire blog? Fill out this form!