When it comes to tackling the worst winter weather, these tires are the best. They are designed for maximum traction in snow, slush, or ice, offering reasonable handling on clear roads and acceptable wear life. From my experience, these tires are ideal for challenging winter conditions globally, as they provide studded-like snow and ice traction without the need for noisy, road-damaging studs.
Their pliable tread compounds are molded into designs that, while trading off some dry and wet handling, excel in snow and ice traction. I’ve seen a wide range of sizes available, suitable for coupes, sedans, minivans, and crossover vehicles.
These tires meet the severe snow service standards and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. They come in Q-, R-, S-, T-, or H-speed ratings and, importantly, must be installed in sets of four.