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4 Best Tesla Model 3 Tires (According to Model 3 Owners)

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Most people don’t like going through the hassle of having to select the best tires for their cars when the old ones start to wear out.

In this article, we are going to discuss the best Tesla Model 3 tires.

What should you look for on a Model 3 tire before buying?

The following are some of the main factors that you should consider before buying a tire for your Tesla Model 3:

  • Traction/handling performance.
  • Noise level (if it is not quiet, it should not make too much noise when driving).
  • Its effect on range.
  • Its handling and stopping performance under different conditions.
  • Season. (all-season, winter, and summer tire)
  • Length of Warranty.
  • Treadwear rating.
  • Tire size availability.

Related: Best Tires For Electric Cars (Regular Tires VS. Special EV Tires).

What is the best tire for Model 3?

There’s no one specific tire that is recommended for Model 3 mainly because the choice is entirely dependent on the owner.

Some of the things that affect the choice of tire for the Tesla include; your budget, the driving conditions in your location, and your driving habits.

However, we have listed the best all-season tires for Model 3 based on owners who have actually replaced their tires at least more than twice, or have more than one different set of tires.

This is from the data obtained from an online survey conducted to get feedback on the best Tesla model 3 tires.

The following are the most popular tires among Model 3 owners:

  • 60% recommended Michelin Cross Climate 2’s.
  • 18% recommended Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS.
  • 12% recommended MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4.
  • 10% recommended Vredestein Quadtrac Pro XL.
  1. Michelin Cross Climate 2

We got the following feedback from Model 3 owners who recommend Michelin Cross Climate 2:

  • They are better than the MXM4s stock tires.
  • No increase in noise.
  • The tires feel good on the car.
  • They are good when driving in rain.

But, when it comes to the range effects of these tires, we received mixed feedback. 

Some Model 3 owners reported having experienced a 6% loss in range, while some reported about a 5% increase in range. 

Additionally, there were some who said that the tires had no effect on range.

The range aspect was different because there are many factors that affect range.

The range does not solely rely on the types of tires.

Main features of Michelin Cross Climate 2

  1. They are premium touring all-season tires.
  2. They are designed for passenger cars.
  3. According to tyrereviews.com, they have:
  • 91% comfort.
  • 90% wet grip.
  • 89% dry grip.
  • Ice grip.
  • Snow grip.
  • 69% handling.

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2. Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS

18% of Model 3 owners recommended this type of tire mostly because of their low resistance factor and low road noise.

Main features Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS

  • They are premium all-season tires.
  • Uses the SportPlus™ Technology that enables them to have a better grip on wet roads, have responsive handling, and extended tire tread life.
  • They offer improved performance on snow and ice.

3. MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4

12% of Model 3 owners recommended these tires mainly because, according to them, they were better than the original tires that came with their Tesla.

However, some reported experiencing range loss after switching to the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4.

According to tyrereviews.com, this set of tires offers the following;

  • 78% comfort.
  • 86% handling.
  • 91% dry grip.
  • 92% wet grip.
  • 71% snow grip.
  • 63% ice grip.

See also: How to Choose the Right Tire Size and Wheels (A Complete Guide).

4. Vredestein Quadtrac Pro XL

10% of the Model 3 owners recommended Vredestein Quadtrac Pro for Model 3 because of the following:

  • It gives you a comfortable and quiet ride.
  • There is no negative effect on the range when compared to the tires that came with Tesla. This is because they are good for range and efficiency.
  • They are affordable. You can get them at half the price of MICHELIN®.

According to tyrereviews.com, the Vredestein Quadtrac Pro tires offers the following;

  • 92% comfort.
  • 84% handling.
  • 89% dry grip.
  • 90% wet grip.
  • 74% snow grip.
  • 73% ice grip.

See also: List Of The Best All-Season Performance Tires.

Other recommended tires

  1. ProContact RX Continental.

Recommended because they are all-season tires and have low rolling resistance.

  1. Nokian WR G4

Recommended because of their great wet and dry performance and improved range.

Tesla Model 3 tires frequently asked questions

  • Why do Model 3 tires wear out so fast?

All EV tires tend to wear out fast when compared to ICE vehicles. This is because of the regenerative braking, acceleration, and the vehicle’s weight.

These three factors affect the tire because they all put a lot of stress on the tires.

  • What tires come with Model 3 when new?

All Tesla Model 3 come with Micheline Primary MXM4 stock tires when new.

However, the most recent models like the 2021 Model 3 Performance come with Pirelli tires.

Final Word

All the above tires, perform well with Model 3. However, the choice depends on your personal preference. 

It is also worth noting that even though all these tires perform very well, the vast majority of buyers mentioned that they went for the MICHELIN® mainly because it is a very well-known brand. 

Hey, I’m Rose. I’m passionate about electric cars and clean energy. My adventurous spirit and journalistic pursuits make each day fascinating and far greater. I consider traveling not just about the grandeur moments, but the little elements that transform the whole experience.