If you’re planning to do some off-roading in your light truck or SUV, all terrain tires are a great choice. They have more aggressive tread patterns that increase traction in mud and deep snow. But check to see if the sidewall has a snowflake symbol on it to indicate it’s rated for use in winter.
All terrain tires are built with special compounds that make them tough and durable. However, they won’t provide the same traction and cornering on the road as all season tires. And their large tread blocks can generate a lot of noise at faster speeds.