The Longest Lasting AT Tire: What is it?

You want to get off road but you also need a tire that will endure rush hour. So what is the longest lasting AT tire?

As you may have already guessed, there is no clear answer. But we can point you in the right direction… or should we say directions. That’s because there’s a handful of all-terrain tires that come with impressively long mileage warranties.

To be clear, there’s actually far fewer than a handful with just three AT tires on the market offering mileage warranties of 65,000 miles.

We caution anyone buying all-terrain tires to take a careful look at the warranty info because it can differ significantly for metric vs LT tire sizes – with LT tires getting a much less impressive warranty.

Longest Lasting AT Tire List

Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S

Part of Cooper’s expanded range AT3 range, the 4S is built for year-round performance too, including extreme winter conditions – yet another reason to rely on this tire. However, the warranty does not apply to LT tires.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles


Nitto Terra Grappler G2

The Grappler G2 is Nitto’s second generation all-purpose, all-terrain tire. Like the AT3 4S, Nitto’s Terra Grappler G2’s 65,000 mile warranty only applies to non-LT sizes. LT sizes get a 50,000 mile warranty.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles


Toyo Open Country A/T II

toyo open country at2 review

The Open Country A/T II is a solid off-road tire that’s built to last on the street. As you may expect at this point, the impressive 65,000 mile warranty only applies to metric sizes, with LT versions of the tire getting a 50,000 mile warranty.

Warranty: 65,000 Miles


Longest Lasting AT Tire Continued…

Beyond those three, there’s a much longer list of tires that come with a 60,000 mile warranty. And as you might expect, they’re all from reputable brands – you won’t find any discount tires here.

 

Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015

For all terrains and all-seasons, the Geolandar A/T G015 comes with the three peak mountain snowflake symbol on the sidewall. meaning it’s built for true winter conditions as well. Made with Yokohama’s Enduro Compound tread, it’s also designed to deliver performance mile after mile and year after year.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles


Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

It’s tough enough to stop bullets, so you better believe it’ll protect your tires from sharp rocks out on the trail. Goodyear’s solid all-terrain tire gets a layer of Kevlar to help protect against punctures. And LT sizes get two layers of the stuff. Better yet, LT sizes are also Three Peak Mountain Snowflake certified, meaning they’re ideal tires anywhere.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles


Cooper Discoverer AT3, LT and XLT

cooper discoverer at3 lt review

Cooper’s venerable AT3 is another go-anywhere tire backed with a 60,000 mile treadwear warranty, as are two of the new additions to the lineup, the LT and XLT. Particularly impressive is that both of the light truck tires come with that 60,000 mile warranty.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles


Continental Terrain Contact AT

An incredibly highly rated tire by those who’ve tested it, theĀ Terrain Contact AT is made equally for dirt and gravel roads as it is for freeways, where you want (and expect) a quiet, smooth ride.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles


Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo 3

The successor to the impressive A/T Revo 2, the Revo 3 builds on that tire’s already impressive features, including amazing off-rod grip and adds superior wet weather grip as well as a slight improvement in snow.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles


General Grabber APT

A more-than-capable off-road tire, this all-terrain tire is designed with great on-road water evacuation to prevent hydroplaning. It also shines on-road thanks to a meaty center section and rigid exterior tread blocks. Paired with a 60,000 mile limited treadwear warranty, it’s ideal for those in colder climates as it’s a certified winter tire as well.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

 


Michelin LTX A/T2

While the warranty here isn’t as high as some of the others, Michelin designed the LTX A/T2 specifically for off-road use. Now we know that seems obvious for an all-terrain tire, but let us explain. Most folks use all-terrain tires on-road and off-road. And most put more miles on on-road. This is a tire built for those who really spend the majority of their time not on paved surfaces. As a result, it’s wear rating takes into account that the miles are heard-wear miles. Plus, most owners report tire life well beyond the 60,000 mile rating.

Warranty: 60,000 Miles

 

How to Make Your Tires Last a Long Time

While professional testing and real world feedback from owners is extremely helpful to determine what the longest lasting AT tire is (or any tire for that matter), there are a few things you can do to get the most out of any set of tires.

For starters, check your tire pressure regularly. This is easy on modern vehicles with tire pressure sensors. On older ones, get a tire pressure sensor and check your tires seasonally – every three months (even doing it monthly it not overkill). This is easier in climates where you change out your tires for winter ones, as you’re forced to pay attention.

Regular wheel alignment is also important, plus be sure to follow your vehicle’s recommendations for tire rotation. You may think that all-wheel drive vehicles will wear their tires at the same rate – they do not.

We recommend an electronic tire pressure sensor like this one from Rhino USA.

What About Highway Terrain Tires?

Highway terrain tires are a relatively modern phenomenon. They combine, ideally, the best features of an all-season tire and an all-terrain tire. What that means in reality is that they give up some off-road grip for better on-road characteristics. Depending on the tire, that could mean better grip, better wet-weather grip, a quieter ride, or a more comfortable ride. And it always means a tire with a longer milage life.

So if you’re really more in the market for an all-season tire that can do occasional off-roading (and still be good at it) we recommend you check out our list of the Best All-Terrain Tires for Highway Driving.

 

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