AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
I think I need new tires for my recently purchased, previously owned Ford Explorer. A co-worker recommends a Delta tire for $135 each. I drive about 40 miles (round trip) each business day (highway miles) to work; plus run kids around town. Occasional 200 mile (highway/freeway) trips to see relatives. Not much traffic, but weather is a variable: rain, ice, snow, sleet, heat, etc., as is temperature: range from -30 to +95 in a year. Right now I am driving Goodrich tires, but they cost about $40 more per tire. Advice?

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Denise Koeth, Managing Editor at Tire Review Magazine Without knowing specifically which Delta tire you're considering, I can't speak for its performance in all those weather conditions. I can tell you, however, that as a brand, Delta is good quality. To make sure this tire fits your needs, I recommend you contact a local tire dealer you trust. They have experience with so many brands and specific tires, and should give you a good opinion about whether this tire is what you need. Also, from a safety standpoint, you may want to consider getting winter tires, since it looks like you drive in some very cold/hazardous conditions. No one wants to buy an extra set of tires, but having a winter and a summer set is the safest way to go. Winter tires improve traction, handling and stopping distance in cold and inclement weather. It might be something you want to ask a tire dealer about, as well.

Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Ford Explorer FAQs


  • I've purchased a door ajar/dome light switch for my SUV, but can't locate the old one, ... Read More
  • I've purchased a replacement door ajar/dome light switch, but can't find the old one, ... Read More
  • I have a 1995 4x4 wheel drive Ford Explorer, when I crank up for the first few times of ... Read More
  • My Ford explore doesn't want to want to stay running and also doesn't want to idle I ... Read More
  • When should I put on my snow tires on my Ford Explorer? Read More
  • I just bought a 92 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition. The owner who sold it to me says ... Read More
  • Owner's manual instructs me to disconnect the battery for 20 seconds to reset the ... Read More
  • I replaced the seals, a/c compressor and got recharged about 2 years ago on my Ford ... Read More
  • When I hit the brake pedal on my Ford Explorer the dash lights turn on and when I turn on ... Read More
  • overdrive light flashes rapidly Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Find Cars For Sale

Help Our Charities