Mud tire rating

I would like to note in advance that some tires with the AT marking are participating in our rating. These tires, although not labeled MT, but have good running capabilities on Best All Terrain Tires. The rating is based on real reviews from our customers and on the basis of many years of monitoring tests, articles and other publications of well-known specialized publications. In addition, we tried to highlight the feature of each of the models.

Cooper Discoverer A / T 3 (Sport) - the best versatility

Despite the AT marking, the tires presented have a rather aggressive tread pattern and, as a result, high off-road driving performance. Discovery AT 3 have a balanced combination of technology and design, which helps to achieve high performance on various road surfaces.

Using a unique rubber compound, the tire achieves good grip and low rolling resistance. Tread design is quite aggressive, therefore, off-road traction is significantly improved, but performance on the highway is not sacrificed. The tread has a 5-rib structure.

Improved grip and handling in wet areas due to rubber with the addition of silicon-containing elements.

Goodyear Wrangler Radial - the best for a jeep

If you are looking for a universal all-weather tire, then the tires presented are the most right choice. The design of the wheel will allow you to get the maximum ride utility on any road surface. Radial design allows for a comfortable and smooth ride on all types of terrain.

Despite the fact that the rubber has a number of disadvantages in rough terrain, Goodyear Wrangler Radial tires are still better than any all-weather tires. The tire also features exemplary grip on dry and wet surfaces. Adding here acceptable performance on snowy surfaces, we can conclude that riding in this rubber is as confident and comfortable as possible. This is explained by a well-developed tread pattern and a unique design, which includes two steel belts, giving additional strength.

Federal Couragia M / T - the best tires purely for dirt

Federal Couragia M / T is the perfect mud tire. It is suitable for all types of SUVs. The tire is one of the most popular MT models.

The tire is designed in such a way that provides maximum stability on dirt and has high strength. The directional tread pattern is ideal for off-road driving. We can say that the tread inherits some elements of agro tires. Rubber shows itself very well on loose soil or in mud. Large protrusions, in which there are also slit-like forms with voids, increase self-cleaning of various rocks and dirt.

Although the tire is not designed for efficient driving in snowy conditions, the Federal Couragia M / T shows good handling in the snow. Deep humeral channels, powerful directional macroblocks and lamellas help to achieve excellent traction on snow, slush and ice.

Those who do not brake the engine will sooner leave the battery. It’s a stop-start

In the past, batteries in a new car last seven or eight years. Today, when the engine has to go out at every intersection, many battery life is barely half as long as they are three times more expensive. To stop the flashlight, it is not enough to just turn off the stop-start. Smart recharging only feeds her when you take your foot off the gas. The driving style must be adapted accordingly.
The battery gives the car the juice to start, shine, play music and warm the seats. The energy must be returned to it, which is provided by the alternator. It used to be set to a fixed voltage of about 14.5 volts in older cars. This is what a conventional car battery receives. In the interest of its lifetime, recharging was built just so that this “full-fat nutrition” never fell.

Since cars have to save every milligram of CO2, two gadgets have added electrical equipment. Firstly, a stop-start that stops the engine when idling. A few drops of fuel will save you, but restarting will put a heavy load on the battery. All the more so when it repeats two hundred times a day.

Charging should therefore also be strengthened. But if it were to give a higher voltage permanently, an alternator driven by a V-belt from the engine would draw more energy, fuel consumption would increase and the savings would be gone.

The other side of the coin is therefore controlled charging. They try to save gasoline so that when you accelerate, they recharge little. To increase the tension, only when you gain speed, take your foot off the throttle and let the car commute through inertia. Note, however, that speed must be engaged. The neutral voltage drops again, because even idling costs some drop of petrol or diesel.

On paper it looks smart, but in practice it has two flies. First, in order to be able to recharge the battery during brief moments of inertia, the voltage peak must be really high. Some cars exceed 15 volts. Classic Felicia batteries would not last, so today’s cars must use more robust batteries of advanced design, which are resistant to short-term overcharging.

But the opposite extreme - that is, the voltage “malnutrition” - cannot even defend these smart batteries. If their voltage drops below 12.2 volts for several hours, shiny white spots - lead sulphate crystals - will form on the electrodes, hindering the original chemical reaction that is going to take place in the cells. Less current passes through the electrodes, the battery loses capacity. It ages prematurely and won’t let you start one today.