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What are some all terrain tires that have made a top ten list?

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Some of the top all-terrain tires include the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2, Firestone Destination A/T and the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. These tires have received top ratings across all performance areas, according to TireRack.com's online survey as of 2015.

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Tires are generally rated on a wide-ranging set of criteria: dry traction, wet traction, cornering stability, steering response, light snow traction, deep snow traction, ice traction, ride quality, noise and treadwear. It is important to consider that while these top three all-terrain tires perform well across all criteria, they aren't necessarily the best in one particular area. For example, while the BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 was considered the best tire in most categories, both the Firestone Destination A/T and the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar surpassed it in noise suppression.

While tire ratings are a good starting point, each individual consumer's needs will vary. To find the best all-terrain tire, the consumer should consider his type of vehicle, typical driving behavior, personal needs and typical route terrain. For example, tires with high treadwear may not be the best choice for professionals who rely on their automobile everyday for distributing goods and services, as the costs may end up outweighing the benefits.

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