WHAT IS AN ALL-TERRAIN TYRE?
These tyres are designed to travel better over a variety of terrains. Where HT tyres are designed exclusively for tar road handling, your average AT tyre must be good enough on wet and dry tar, dirt, sand, rocks, mud and the occasional snow (you’ll see that a lot of ATs have the letters “M+S” for mud and snow on their sidewalls). It’s also not a surprise to realise that not all manufacturers have the same targets for their AT tyres. Where some tyres are designed for a 50:50 ratio for tar road and off-road, others are 30:70 or 60:40. In other words, although some tyres are described as AT, they’re not necessarily the type of tyre you want on your vehicle if you’re driving around in, for example, the Kaokoland.