Every pro driver will tell you a car is only as good as its tires. Winter tires are impressive feats of engineering: water, slush, snow and salt are controlled and pumped out from underneath via intricate channels between treads while the soft rubber composition molds to and grips the road surface, despite low temperatures. They are the right tools for the job; for cars that tackle winter weather, they are the most necessary upgrade. Note: Tire prices can vary depending on the size of the tire, and in some cases only select tire sizes are available for certain cars. The winter tire market is a vast one, and picking the right tires for your vehicle can seem to be the hardest part — but it can actually be quite simple.
Prioritize your needs and wants, including snow and ice traction, clear road handling and driving fun. These are the tires most buyers need: good for commuting, driving around town and sticking to paved and plowed roads. Not only does the Yokohama BluEarth Winter V fall closer to the performance end of the spectrum, but its high silica rubber and orange oil-infused compound make it environmentally responsible.
The surface tread pattern works to help funnel water and slush away in wet conditions. The Continental VikingContact 7 comes in a massive variety of sizes, from ones made for inch rims to rubber fit for inch wheels. That means this tire is good for everything from compact cars to giant crossovers. When it comes to balancing price and performance, Blizzaks are legendary. The unique NanoPro-Tech Multicell hydrophilic compound wicks water off the road while microscopic bite particles, blended into the rubber dig into icy surfaces.
The WS90 version is new and improved for Trucks are, generally, designed to optimize traction, and will do well with more aggressive, specifically designed rubber. Much like the standard Blizzak is a fantastic all-around tire for coupes and sedans, the DM-V2 carries that reputation over into the truck universe. The same hydrophilic, multi-cell compound and aggressive siping design pumps away slush and holds on to snow for more grip on ice, but with a size designed for pickups, crossovers and SUVs.
In most cases, studless winter tires are going to be a better choice. More Offers. We want to help you find the cheapest tires, but we also want to keep you safe on the road. Thanks for waiting while our wheels are turning Tires By vehicle or size By brand By performance.
The Pirelli Scorpion Winter is designed as a great cold-weather tire, first and foremost. Performance on snow and ice is its main objective, thanks to rubber packing a new polymer blend and more silica than its predecessors for improved grip in winter. It may not have studs, but it should have your back even if you find yourself in winter conditions that are really getting out of hand.
Sports cars can definitely tackle winter conditions, so long as your skills are sharp and you take care to clean salt off your riade as often as possible. The third generation of this Italian winter tire offers great grip for your fast ride in cold weather, allowing you to have fun all year long without spending too much on your tires. All tires are not created equal, and the same goes for the winter tires subset. The most basic categories winter tires fall into are Studless Ice and Snow, Studdable and Performance.
From there, things get more specific depending on vehicle type: passenger cars, trucks and SUVs. Studless tires have incredibly complex tread design, specifically meant to pump standing water away from the tread. In addition, those designs also grip and hold onto packable snow and ice with super soft rubber and intricate, multi-layered tread-block patterns in order to — counterintuitively, perhaps — provide more traction.
Studdable tires are, compared to their studless cousins, less extreme in design with regards to the tread but are outfitted to accept metal studs. Many states restrict or ban the use of studded tires. Performance winter tires focus more on clear road handling than on actual snow and ice. Even though you may never see snow or ice, winter tires are still recommended for cold weather and low temperatures because of their softer rubber compound which grips the road surface despite the much lower temperatures.
Siping — Invented by John F. Sipe in , siping is the process of cutting thin grooves across a tires tread blocks to increase grip in wet and wintery conditions. The tactic makes the rubber tread blocks more pliable and flexible and better at gripping snow, cold asphalt and pumping away water mitigating hydroplaning. An SUV tire for enhanced traction in severe winter driving conditions.
A quality winter tire that stops, on average, 6 feet 1. For those who want to carve their own path in harsh winter weather. A workhorse tire for rugged off-road terrain — including snow — that still offers a quieter ride on paved roads. The bold aggressive tread design is great for work truck towing and hauling. Some tire results may include speed rating options below your vehicle manufacturer's recommended speed rating.
We have an extensive tire selection that fits a wide variety of vehicles and driving styles. After purchasing, you will receive a rebate form via email or the in-store associate. After installation, fill out and mail it in along with a copy of your email confirmation, or submit online at Goodyearrebates. Quick Note: The list of installers below varies per tire, but you'll pay the same standard installation cost at checkout no matter which shop you choose.
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You'll see all of your charges before you pay. Don't Remove, Cancel. If you change your vehicle or tire size , the tire in your cart will be removed. You are leaving Goodyear. You are leaving the Goodyear. Offer cannot be combined with other rebates. If you purchase online, you can print your rebate form in advance and bring it with you to the installer. The Mail-in Rebate form will be available in your online order confirmation. If you purchase in-store, the installer will provide you with the mail-in rebate form during your visit. Finding your tire size is simple.
When you're looking at your tire, your sidewall should look similar to one of these two options. Start entering the first number as highlighted below. Enter the second number on your tire's sidewall as highlighted below. Heads up: Some tires might show a number like Select the number that matches your trailer sidewall.
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Our Tire Advisors are here to walk you through the process. And if you're interested, they can even order for you. Once you are at your vehicle, write down the following highlighted numbers located on your sidewall in the order shown below. Still have questions?
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