For decades the Chevy Silverado has been America’s workhorse. Sure it doesn’t get all the glory of the Ford F-150 but it doesn’t need it either.
Besides, most years when you add up Silverado and sales from its sibling the GMC Sierra, the GM twins actually come out on top.
That said, our recommendations below very much hold true for the Sierra.
To help with your tire shopping research we’ve compiled a list of different “best” tires depending on the type of driver you are, the type of driving you do… and your budget. So here’s our list of the Best Tires for Chevy Silverado 1500.
The Best Chevy Silverado 1500 Tire
Michelin Defender LTX M/S2
If we’re going to rate one best-overall tire for the Silverado 1500, or any other half-ton for that matter, it’s going to be the Michelin LTX M/S2. The standard LTX was already our top pick for trucks and the LTX M/S2 (as the name suggests) is the next generation of that great tire.
The older version was just such an incredibly well-rounded tire that we couldn’t not recommend it. It was quiet, comfortable, long lasting and delivered solid on and off-road performance. If there’s anything it didn’t do, it’s that it didn’t really stand out in any one area.
Interestingly, Michelin didn’t really up-the-ante in one specific area, but again just made it better overall. As a result, it gains 8 percent more biting edges thanks to a new tread design with better traction in the wet and even a touch better in the snow.
But perhaps bet of all, the already solid treadwear rating is now increased all the way to 70,000 miles!
Best Chevy Silverado All Terrain Tire
Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S
There are no shortage of really good choices when it comes to equipping your Silverado with an all-terrain tire. We genuinely mean that. The Toyo Open Country AT2 is a great choice, as is the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015. But if we really have to pick one that stands out, it’s the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S.
The standard Discoverer AT3 is already a great tire, and we love that it even comes in LT and LTX versions for HD trucks or lifted trucks. But the AT3 4S just pushes the envelope a little further.
Grip is really exceptional. Tread life is guaranteed for 65,000 miles. On-road manners for an all-terrain tire are top notch and best of all that 4S marker indicates that it’s a true winter ready tire, meaning you can drive it hard all year round, on road and off.
Best Chevy Silverado Off-Road Tire
BFGoodrich T/A KO2
OK, so an all-terrain tire is an off-road tire, so this option might be a little redundant, but hear us out.
If you want an all-terrain tire get an all-terrain tire. What we mean is, if you’re looking for a great mix of on and off-road performance, you can find it both shopping for an AT. But BFG T/A KO2 is another breed altogether.
This is hands-down the best all-purpose off-road tire money can buy. And by that we do mean to imply that its expensive.
Still, that’s about the only knock you can put against these tires. They grip amazingly well in every circumstance and hold up to serious abuse too.
Best Chevy Silverado 1500 Winter Tire
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Some would recommend the Michelin xIce for truck. And sometimes, we would too. But as the name suggests, it’s better for ice. Or, to be more accurate, it’s better for cold weather – not necessarily slow.
For true winter climates where you get decent snowfalls we highly recommend the Blizzaks.
The DM-V2 is specifically designed for light trucks and SUVs and come with the latest winter tire tech upgrades including a 15 percent increase in block edges, to deliver maximum gripping area, helping you grab that snow hard.
Best Chevy Silverado Tires for Towing
Michelin Defender LTX M/S2
Yes, the Michelin Defender LTX M/S2 is back for a second appearance on this list. You’ve likely already read out it’s benefits, so we’ll cut to the chase.
It can be had in both D and E load range versions with the latter rated to hold up to 13,500 lbs. And it’ll haul mile after mile and year after year without issue.
Best Chevy Silverado Tire on a Budget
Milestar Patagonia A/T
Milestar isn’t a household name, but they’ve been selling light truck and passenger tires globally for quite some time and have made some big improvements as of late.
We’re not going to lie, this tire isn’t amazing. But it is genuinely decent, and can be had for a serious bargain. It’s an all-terrain tire so it has solid off-road grip. It’s a touch louder on the road, but far from annoying. There’s an ok 50,000 mile tread wear warranty, which for an AT tire isn’t actually bad at all.
Did we mention they’re cheap?