WHAT IS AN ALL-TER­RAIN TYRE?

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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.

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