What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Chevy Traverse?
Here are a few things to check when buying tires for a Chevy Traverse LS, High Country, Premier, LTS, RS, Redline, etc:
Once I get into buying tires for larger SUVs like the Chevy Traverse, the biggest thing I search for is reliability. Reputable brands like Continental, Michelin, Yokohama, etc. are what you need on a Traverse—don’t go buying off-brand foreign tires that you never heard of (for your own safety).
Type of tires
Here are three types of tires that could potentially go on your Chevy Traverse. Realistically, most Chevy Traverses have all-season tires on them.
- All-season tires
Any and all of the tires I’ve listed above are worth buying.
- All-terrain tires
Tires like BFGoodrich Trail-Terrain T/A are great for maximizing dirt road traction.
- High-performance tires
Not really a fan of performance tires on an SUV, but go for it if that’s what you like.
Road hazard coverage/Treadwear warranty/Rebates
It’s always good to look at the perks. For example, Tire Rack offers a 2-year road hazard warranty on basically every tire they sell for the Traverse—that’s kind of a no brainer.
Some of these tires also feature a mail-in rebate deal where the manufacturer sends you like $80 on a prepaid debit card or whatever for buying from them.
Treadwear warranty is also a good thing to watch out for mostly because it gives you a good idea of how long the tires wil last.
How Much Do Tires For Chevy Traverse Cost?
Let’s break down current Chevy Traverse tire prices referencing a typical tire shop:
Four New Tires
Two New Tires
~$320-$528 per tire
~$160-$264 per tire
What Tire Size Is Best For A Chevy Traverse?
I like the 18-inch wheel size on crossovers compared to larger diameters like the 20-inch wheels that also come stock on Chevy Traverses. Smaller wheels I like in general because they let the tire do more of the suspension work with slightly taller sidewalls.
Since the first Chevy Traverse got put out in 2009, the stock rim diameter has changed from 17-inches to 18-inches.
How Long Should Your Chevy Traverse Tires Last?
All-season tires in general last around 50 thousand miles or even much more if you rotate the tires every 3-5k miles, maintain tire pressures and proper alignment.
I recommend filling your Chevy Traverse tires with nitrogen because their molecules are both larger and lighter than oxygen molecules making them more difficult to deflate and form flat spots.
When To Replace Tires On Your Chevy Traverse?
Know what your tread-depths are at on each tire (middle, inside, and outside) to get a good idea of where you’re at.
Does The Brand Matter For An Chevy Traverse When Replacing Tires?
Other tires that you might buy for a Chevy Traverse include Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza Plus (Bridgestone tires), Cooper Discoverer HTP, etc.
Does the Year of Your Chevy Traverse Matter When Buying New Tires?
Yes because the older Chevy Traverse have 17-inch stock wheels compared to the 2023 Traverse AWD that comes with either 18 or 20-inch wheel diameters.
And of course, you might not want to go spending a lot of money when buying for an old run down Traverse. Buy cheap and send it with the older models.
What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Chevy Traverse?
The largest current size for Chevy Traverse is 255/55R20 for the 2023 Chevy Traverse.