What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Chevy Silverado 1500?
Here’s what to look for when buying tires for your Silverado 1500:
Tire type specific to your driving style
You’ll either want all-season/touring tires, all-terrain (on-road/off-road) tires, or mud-terrain tires for your Silverado 1500. Ultra-high performance summer tires aren’t practical for this half-ton pickup truck.
Here are some advantages/disadvantages to each tire tread pattern:
All-season tires typically last the longest when driven on mostly paved surfaces, and they also have effective siping and circumferential grooves to maintain control when hydroplaning at faster speeds.
Other benefits of all-season tires are increased fuel economy for your Silverado 1500 and generally a quieter ride noise.
All-terrain tires provide offroad traction while maintaining the ability to cruise at faster speeds.
Mud terrain tires are for more strict offroading use, and you should never put too many road miles on mud-terrain models because for one, you’ll wear the treads down much quicker.
The second reason for not driving mud-terrain tires on the road is decreased fuel economy and road noise compared to both types of tires listed above.
All-season tires like Michelin Defender LTX typically have a longer mileage warranty, but most of these quality all-terrain tires recommended above are guaranteed for at least 50 thousand miles of treadwear.
Mail-in rebates & other deals
It’s never a bad idea to keep your eyes peeled for the best deal when buying truck tires.
Other maintenance repairs
Don’t go throwing a new set of tires onto your Silverado if the suspension/alignment needs work—bad bushings, shocks, springs, etc. cause abnormal tire wear and in some cases greatly reduce the life of your tires (costing you even more $$$).
For the best performance, I also always recommend inflating the tires with nitrogen instead of using the regular air compressor.
How Much Do Tires For Chevy Silverado 1500 Cost?
Between $200 and $400 USD is a reasonable estimate per tire for Chevy Silverado tires.
Four New Tires
Expect to pay somewhere between $800 and $1600 when buying a solid set of tires for your Chevy Silverado 1500.
Two New Tires
My estimate for two new Chevy Silverado 1500 tires is between $400 and $800.
Normally anywhere from $200-$400 per tire. Don’t forget that four-wheel-drive versions of the Chevy Silverado 1500 must have their tires replaced in pairs.
What Tire Size Is Best For A Chevy Silverado?
Since there are many different trim packages for the Chevy Silverado, there are a few different OEM Silverado 1500 tire sizes.
How Long Should Your Chevy Silverado Tires Last?
Try to get at least 50 thousand miles out of your Silverado tires if you want to save money.
I can never engrain it into my customers enough to keep their tires inflated to proper PSI (see the inside of your driver’s door panel), rotate tires from front to rear every 3-5 thousand miles, get an alignment service when necessary, etc. to help prolong the life of their tires.
When To Replace Tires On Your Chevy Silverado?
Measure your Silverado’s tires regularly with a tread depth measurement tool, and replace the tires when one of the treads reaches 2/32” (1.6 mm).
You might also when to replace your truck tires before the treads wear down if they have excessive chipping or chunks missing from the sidewall areas.
Repairing a nail hole/puncture close to the sidewall is always risky, so if you’re going to be daring, I recommend rotating more blowout-prone tires to the back of the truck to avoid losing control.
Does The Brand Matter For A Chevy Silverado 1500 When Replacing Tires?
Brand especially matters when selecting all-terrain tires for your Silverado because some have beefier treads than others. For example, you’ll notice that BFG All-terrains have a bit beefier shoulders than say Yokohama Geolandar A/Ts.
Each has its pros and cons—the big shoulders on the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 set are a bit more aggressive scrambling up loose soil while the Geolandars feel a bit smoother at higher speeds.
Other tire brands for the Chevy Silverado include Firestone Destination, Bridgestone Blizzak, Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus, Kumho Road Venture, etc.
Does the Year of Your Chevy Silverado Matter When Buying New Tires?
Yes, different Silverado year and trim packages have different sets of rims and tire sizes. The easiest way to find the right tires for your Chevy Silverado 1500 is by plugging its information into Tire Rack’s website.
What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Chevy Silverado?
285/45R22 are the largest tires you’ll find on the Silverado 1500. The biggest tires specific to your Chevy Silverado you’ll see as a buying option when you plug the year and trim packages into sites like Tire Rack.