So let me explain. Lowriders may be the heart and soul of our existence but trucks really do come first—you just don’t realize it. Regardless of whether you drive a Ford, Chevy, Toyota, or Dodge truck, the truth remains that there’s a good possibility that you’ll find your truck up in front of your lowrider. The reason why? It’s simple; they’re usually towing ’em.
Let’s face it, a lot of us trailer our lowriders to the shop or the show, and even if you drive your lowrider four times a week, there’s a good chance you’ve got one of the aforementioned trucks in your driveway. From picking up parts to using it for work, trucks have become a common part of our automotive DNA.
That said, there’s a new tire that’s being released that you definitely want to take a look at, and after 100 hours of computer simulation and three years of research and development, Continental Tire is finally releasing a damn cool new tire that serves the all-terrain segment.
In addition to a well thought out plan, the rigorous testing methods include Continental going through 1,500 tires for testing, 12,000-plus hours of machine testing, and over 1 million miles of machine testing—and let’s not forget over 2 million combined miles on and off road.
So what’s the name of this new tire? They’re calling it TerrainContact A/T.
This latest entry to the their lineup is an ideal all-terrain tire for CUV, SUV, and light trucks with the durability to conquer dirt, gravel, and grass while providing a quiet, comfortable ride on pavement. This tire strikes the perfect balance between off-road traction and on-road manners, and with 2.7 million miles of paved roads and 1.4 million miles of unpaved roads in the United States, this tire is ready whenever or for whatever your next project build needs will be.
With the September launch-date (just in time for the Vegas Super Show), the new TerrainContact A/T will also mark the debut of TractionPlus Technology. This innovative technology provides traction and durability, which offers the hallmarks that Continental fans have come to expect. The patented, +Silane provides excellent wet traction and drivers can expect a quiet, comfortable ride through noise blockers and pattern shifting. This is mandatory when pulling your prized possession to a long distant car show.
In addition to all-season traction, TractionPlus Technology features “traction grooves,” which provide gripping teeth inside the groove that lock snow for improved snow grip while full-depth sipes aid in snow and ice traction while providing the comfort and traction needed in wet and dry conditions the rest of the year. And while this tire is rich in technology, Continental has also managed to include technology for a long tread life. Even road surface contact provided by a flat contour shape, and strong tread shoulders, boost the tire’s tread life.
In addition to performance and aesthetics that sure do please, the tire is backed by one of the strongest warranty programs and service contracts in the industry. The TerrainContact A/T is included under Continental Tire’s Total Confidence Plan. Under the plan this all-terrain tire has a 60-day customer satisfaction trial and road hazard coverage (12 months or first 2/32 inches) as well as a 72-month manufacturer’s limited warranty program. Also included is a 60,000-mile limited mileage warranty and three-year flat tire roadside assistance. If your truck or SUV comes before your lowrider, so to speak, make sure you get the job done right and make sure the arrival of your prize is safe too.