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All Terrain Tires in Mississauga, ON

At Adrena Garage we can handle all your on road and off road tire needs! Servicing Mississauga and the surrounding area for years, we sell a wide range of tires for any application from winter tires to performance tires and anything in between such as all terrain tires.

Looking for the best all terrain tires? Give us a call! We sell top brands like Michelin, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Toyo, Goodyear, General, Cooper and Mickey Thompson to name a few.

All Terrain Tires

What are all terrain tires?

All terrain tires, also sometimes referred to as AT tires are those big chunky tires mostly seen on pickup trucks or SUV’s like Jeep’s.  Not only are they a popular tire option because of their attractive look, but they are also popular because of their traction on every kind of surface you can think of, on and off the road. They get their name from exactly what they offer – being able to maneuver on all terrains.

All terrain tires combine on road and off road features to create tires that can take your vehicle from the city to the back woods. Off road tires often feature deep open-tread designs with large tread blocks for driving on unpaved surfaces while still offering superior handling while driving on the highway.

The deep wider grooves allow better traction on unpaved surfaces like loose gravel, soft dirt, mud and/or sand. The deep grooves channel away water and debris to ensure the rubber can still make contact with the ground surface.

All terrain tires have the aggressive tread design and traction which offers more off road toughness compared to the alternative highway tires. Of course this toughness does have some pros and cons to consider.

Are All Terrain Tires Worth it?

If you are in the market to buy a set of all terrain tires, review the information below to see if they are the right tires for your vehicle and driving habits.


  • Open tread design: as mentioned above, this helps improve the traction of the tires on uneven surfaces like gravel and sand. The interlocking tread design helps provide that much needed grip when driving on rocks and mud.
  • Reinforced sidewalls: Some all terrain tires have reinforced sidewalls as a feature. This is often to provide increased carrying load capacity. This feature is usually found on the more aggressive all terrain tires made for heavier trucks and vehicles driving off road majority of the time.
  • All year drivability: Most all terrain tires are also M+S logoed, so are safe to drive in all seasons. They can provide traction and grip during the Canadian Winters pushing through icy and snowy conditions. If standard performance is all you need for your vehicle all terrain tires may be just for you. However, note that winter tires will always out perform all season and all terrain tires in winter conditions because of their specifically build tread pattern and rubber compounds. At Adrena Garage we always recommend having a set of winter tires for those unpredictable Canadian winters.


  • Loud ride: to get the needed traction on all terrain tires, they have overly large and aggressive tread designs. These tread patterns are also the reason driving in all terrain tires can be rather loud than a standard all season tire. The noise is caused by the air trying to travel through the grooves in the tire, which is why when driving on all terrain tires, drivers can often hear a louder hum than normal.
  • Shorter tread life: all terrain tires feature a softer rubber compound to help maneuver the different types of terrain drivers might be going on. Due to this softer rubber, all terrain tires can have a shorter tread life due to increased tire wear while driving.
  • Less fuel efficient: when it comes to saving money at the pump, all terrain tires aren’t the best option, but also aren’t the worst either. They come out around the middle of the pack when it comes to fuel efficiency. Regular street tires use less fuel then all terrain, and full off road tires will use much more than all terrain tires. Things that contribute to fuel efficiency can include tread patters, physical tire size, mechanical friction, wind, and/or rolling resistance.

Shopping for All Terrain Tires in Mississauga, ON

Now you have had a chance to read and learn more information about what all terrain tires are, and how they work best. If you are a driver who spends an equal amount of time driving on both on road and off road surfaces then you may want to consider buying all terrain tires.

At Adrena Garage we believe that fully understanding how the vehicle and tires will be used helps determine the type of tires you require as a driver. There are lots of options out there on the market when it comes to buying new all terrain tires. Let us help make the decision easier for you! Review our best all terrain tire picks below!

Best All Terrain Tires:

BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2

BFGoodrich has released the 2nd version of the All Terrain KO and it does not disappoint! The KO2 is easily BFGoodrich’s toughest all terrain tire! This tire is constructed with off road driving in mind.

It’s constructed with a rubber compound to help protect against cuts, punctures or other road damage that may occur. It also features CoreGuard technology on the sidewall making the tire thicker and durable for any drive.

The tread pattern features specific elements to eject stones to make sure tire traction is never compromised. Best of all, the BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2 is certified by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada for adequate snow traction in winter months due to tis deep lugs and high void space to battle icy and snowy conditions.

Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus

The Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus is the perfect tire for drivers who spend majority of their time on paved roads, but also want the flexibility to go off road from time to time. This all season tire is certified for winter and designed with pickup trucks and SUV’s/CUV’s in mind.

The tire is designed to combat cuts and tears on the rubber as well as eject stones and push debris away to keep traction for drivers. Due to the slightly less aggressive design then some other competitors, the Scorpion All Terrain Plus provides a quieter and smoother ride than one might expect. After all, Pirelli is the tire manufacturer for Formula 1, so they are built to deliver strong performance for drivers in any road condition.

Toyo Open Country A/T III

The Open Country A/T III is a great all terrain option for off road drivers. This tire is built with both responsiveness and handling for on road driving, as well as large lateral grooves and staggered shoulder lugs for off road driving. Get the best of both worlds with the Toyo Open Country A/T III.

This tire has sturdy construction to minimize cuts and punctures. It also has exceptional grip in both mud and snow. The Open Country A/T III is also winter approved by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, the Toyo Open Country A/T III is for you!

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Regularly moving heavy loads? The Goodyear Wrangler DurTrac may be the perfect all terrain tire for you. This tire offers that extra bite you need to tow those heavy loads from point A to point B. This tire is ideal for work trucks where consistent off road driving takes place.

The Wrangler DuraTrac tire features increased grip and off road traction while still delivering a quiet ride for drivers. This tires also features a reinforced rim protector to help defend those expensive wheels from any curbside damage. Backed by an 80,000km manufacturers limited treadwear warranty, the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac is a solid all terrain truck tire option.

It’s obvious there are lots of all terrain options to consider when looking to purchase a new set of tires. If you are still unsure of what all terrain tire best suits your needs, send us a message or give us a call/text at 647-990-1333. Our team at Adrena Garage would be happy to discuss your driving habits, budget and requirements to find the best set of tires for you!

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