Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by Rose Morah
Most people don’t like going through the hassle of searching for the best tires for their cars once the old ones start to wear out.
In this article, we will be discussing the best Tesla Model 3 tires.
- 1. Michelin Cross Climate 2
- 2. Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS
- 3. MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4
- 4. Vredestein Quadtrac Pro XL
What should you look for in Model 3 tires before buying?
The following are some of the main factors to 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 EV Tires: Regular Tires VS. Special EV Tires.
What are the best tires for Model 3?
There’s no one specific tire that is recommended for Model 3 because the choice is entirely dependent on the owner.
Some of the things that affect the choice of tire for your Tesla include; your budget, the driving conditions in your location, and your driving habits.
We have listed below 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.
- 18% recommended Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 PLUS.
- 12% recommended MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4.
- 10% recommended Vredestein Quadtrac Pro XL.
See also: Cool and Must-Have Tesla Model 3 and Y Accessories.
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 the rain.
But, when it comes to the range effects of these tires, we received mixed feedback.
Some Model 3 owners experienced a 6% loss in range and some reported about a 5% increase.
Additionally, there were some who said that the tires had no effect on range.
The range 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
- They are premium touring all-season tires.
- They are designed for passenger cars.
- According to Tyre Reviews, 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 these tires mostly because of their low resistance aspect 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 they feel that they are better than the original tires that came with their Tesla.
However, some experienced range loss after switching to the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport All Season 4.
According to tyrereviews.com, this set of tires offer 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 because of the following reasons:
- They give 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 great recommended tires
5. ProContact RX Continental.
Recommended because they are all-season tires and have low rolling resistance.
6. 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 cause the tires to wear out fast because of the stress they put 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.
All the above tires perform well on 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.