Cheap Truck Tires: Our Top Picks

Cheap Truck Tires

Sometimes you just need new tires and price is your number one priority. We’re not here to judge.

If you are hunting for a great deal on a set of truck tires we’ve assembled a selection of offerings in different categories, from all-season tires, to all-terrain tires and winter tires.

It’s important to point out that you can find cheaper options than these tires out there, although they are likely from sketchy retailers of brands you’ve never heard of. Our list includes brands, some of which are known and some lesser-known, but that make quality options that we can stand behind recommending.

 

Cheap All-Season Truck Tire

General Grabber HTS 60

One of the most affordable all-season tires available for crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, the General Grabber HTS 60 delivers a quality ride, with solid handling and reasonably long life.

The center tread rib is a continuous piece of rubber to help make the tire more responsive, while slits in the tread do help with better wet grip and some light capability in inclement wether – though we’d recommend proper winter tires when the season turns.

Shoulder tread blocks feature some added siping for winter grip, though they’re designed more to aid in handling as they’re all joined together by a single thin band of rubber, allowing the tire to corner well and predictably.

Noise levels are quite low with this tire and road comfort is high – an added layer of padding has been added to the base of the tread to maximize comfort.

Overall tread life is surprisingly high for a more budget focused tire with a 65,000 mile warranty to T & S speed rated tires, though H speed rated tires become less of a value with a 50,000 mile rating. (LT tires also get  50,000 mile warranty, though that is quite normal).

   

 

Cheap All-Season Truck Tire (Alternative)

Firestone Destination LE3

Firestone Destination LE3 Review

One of the newest additions to the Firestone lineup, the Destination LE3, like a few others on this list, isn’t the most engaging to drive. However, it does offer impressively good wet weather grip, thanks in part to the added water evacuation “swoops” cut through the tread sections, as well as the silica-infused tread compound.

In addition, it offers a lengthy 70,000 mile tread life warranty, which is the longest of any tire on this list. In fact, that’s on-par with most premium options.

If we have any beef with this option its that some versions do some with the old-fashioned Firestone white lettering on the side. That sounds like a petty critique, but we stand by it.

While the Destination LE3 is more expensive than the General above (roughly 10-15% more expensive) considering the longer tread life it represents equal value.

   

 

 

Cheap All-Terrain Truck Tire

Laufenn X Fit AT

laufenn tires reviews

Laufenn is definitely not a household name, but that doesn’t mean their tires are junk. In fact, Laufenn is a sub-brand of Hankook and with Hankook already known for providing excellent value in its tires, Laufenn tires are taking that value proposition to the next level.

The X Fit AT is one of the most affordable all-terrain tires you’ll find and it’s a quality option too. It makes use of a conventional five-row tread layout for excellent on-road grip and handling in both the dry and wet. The heavy siping on the tread blocks offers surprisingly good winter traction too – these tires are even three-peak mountain snowflake rated, much like an increasing number of AT tires.

Off-road, these tires won’t win any awards but again provide a surprising level of grip, helped by stepped tread blocks which also work to eject rocks that get stuck in the tread. Similarly, small lines of stone ejector ribs are built into the base of the tread to further optimize off-road grip.

The tire is built with a rim protector, so the tire bulges out from the wheel. And the shoulder lugs are squared off to provided added sidewall protection.

So what’s the catch you ask? Truly, the biggest drawback is the 45,000 mile expected tread life which is 10,000 less than the segment average and 20,000 miles than some of the top offerings.

 

Cheap Winter Tire for a Trucks

Firestone Winterforce 2 UV

Firestone Winterforce 2 UV Review

Our first rule about winter tires is: get some.

In other words, if you live somewhere with snow you should get yourself a set of proper winter tires. They don’t have to be the best winter tires. Any winter tires will offer a dramatic improvement in confidence, control and safety compared to all-seasons.

With that in mind, the Firestone Winterforce 2 UV is wise choice, delivering all those benefits with few drawbacks and a great price.

A unique tread compound is used that doesn’t freeze up in colder temperatures, allowing the tire to maintain grip. Heavy siping on the tread blocks allows the tire to trap snow against itself and use it as a traction point against snow on the road.

Deep circumferential grooves evacuate water and lush quite effectively too.

Built with twin steel belts wrapped in a polyester casing these tires are designed to hold up under the heavier loads of trucks.

As for drawbacks, this is a directional tire, so you are limited in rotation options, which means you may wear through a two tires earlier than you wear through the whole set – especially if you have a rear-wheel drive truck.

We will point out that as capable as these tires are, if you’re looking for even more grip, they do offer the option of being studdable.

   

For our list of Cheap Mud Tires, see here.

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