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Winter Tire Brands

Winter Tire Brand Options for the 2020/2021 Season

Many companies make winter tires. Here are the top brands and their winter tire models

Bridgestone BLIZZAK
Continental Winter Contact
Cooper Weather-Master, Discoverer True North and Evolution Winter
Dunlop SP Winter Sport and Grandtrek WT
Firestone Winterforce
General Tire Altimax Arctic
Goodyear Ultra-Grip and Ultra-Grip ICE WRT
Michelin X-Ice, Xi3, Lattitude X-Ice, Xi2, Alpin and Latitude Alpin
Pirelli Sottozero, SnowSport Performance, Scorpion  Ice, Winter Carving
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Ic & Snow
Yokohamo iceGuard and Geolandar I/T

Bridgestone Blizzak Brand Winter Tires

Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires are made with a “tube multi-cell” construction with “bite particles” to add more traction. The first 55% of the tread contains closed cells that break open when they wear against the pavement. Once the cell is open the cell walls act like squeegees to reduce hydroplaning and put more rubber in contact with the road. The hard bite particles dig into the ice and pavement to improve traction.

Bridgestone model DM-V1 The versatile Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 features rubber compounds that help perform in winter conditions such as ice and snow-covered roads.

Bridgestone model DM-V2 Starting at Unpredictable winter road conditions demand tires drivers can count on. Bridgestone’s Blizzak DM-V2 winter tire is engineered for many of the most popular SUVs, CUVs, and light trucks on the road today. With improved grip and braking power on snow and ice, the Blizzak DM-V2 offers increased performance – giving you confidence – in winter conditions.

Bridgestone model LT The Bridgestone Blizzak LT winter tire is built to keep commercial light trucks and vans moving in winter conditions. It combines innovative design and a commercial-grade construction for reliable traction in snow, ice, and slush— giving you a performance you can count on day in and day out.

Bridgestone model W965 The Bridgestone Blizzak W965 is built to keep commercial light trucks and vans moving in winter conditions.

Bridgestone model LM-25 RFT  The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 RFT combines comfort with winter driving performance, offering reliable traction in snow and ice.

Bridgestone model LM-32  The Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is developed for the drivers of luxury vehicles who need premium performance on winter’s demanding snow-covered roads.

Bridgestone model LM-60  The versatile Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 is designed to offer impressive winter condition performance for drivers of performance vehicles.

Bridgestone model LM001  The Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 is our best winter tire engineered for drivers of performance sedans and coupes who want confident performance during demanding winter driving conditions. It delivers impressive grip and control and provides dependable cornering and handling on wet, dry, icy, slushy and snowy roads.

Bridgestone model WS60 The Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 features Tube Multicell TM Compound and Nano Pro-tech technology developed to deliver snow and ice performance without studs. The tread pattern is designed to promote snow and ice traction, helping you meet the challenges of adverse winter conditions.

Bridgestone model WS70  The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles for traction on snow or ice. This tire helps deliver control that inspires driver confidence.

Bridgestone model WS80 The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 helps you conquer snow and ice with confident traction in winter weather.

Bridgestone model WS90  The Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 tire is engineered for winter driving performance to help keep your vehicle in control through the harshest conditions. This winter tire is designed to provide confident control and secure handling on snow and ice for your car or minivan. The Blizzak WS90 is shown to be a leader in control on ice± and deliver long-lasting performance for an extra winter season*.

Continental brand winter tires

VanContact™ Winter — Marked with the Snowflake-on-the-Mountain symbol, this winter OE tire is a great fit for your vehicle. Best for wet and snow conditions

CrossContactWinter™  — A powerfully built winter tire for heavy 4×4 vehicles featuring strong snow traction and excellent braking performance in the most challenging winter driving conditions.strong snow traction for 4×4

ContiWinterContact™ — A high-performance winter tire with exceptional braking and strong, reliable traction on winter roads as well as quiet ride and impressive mileage. high performance exceptional braking and stopping, quiet ride and impressive mileage

Cooper Brand Winter Tires

Discoverer® Snow Claw Winter SUV & Light Duty Pickup Truck — Made to perform in deep cold, these tires deliver outstanding winter traction to keep you confident and in control.

Discoverer® True North™ Fits SUV and Truck — Made to perform in deep cold, these tires deliver outstanding winter traction to keep you confident and in control.

Evolution® Winter™ Fits Cars/Minivans and SUV— Provides stability and confidence when driving through deep snow.

Discoverer® M+S™ Fits SUV and Truck— The Discoverer® M+S™ is the winter tire specifically designed for SUVs and light truck vehicles

Dunlop Brand Winter Tires

Dunlop Grandtrek® SJ6 — Helps provide powerful traction on ice and snow.
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D® Sport Performance Enjoy exceptional winter performance and responsive handling.
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST® ROF Run On Flat Sport Performance Enjoy exceptional winter performance, responsive handling, and Run-Flat technology
SP Winter Sport 4D® Sport Performance Enhanced grip and performance in winter driving conditions.
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D® ROF Run On Flat Sport Performance Enhanced grip and performance in winter driving conditions.

Firestone Brand Winter Tires

WinterforceLT Delivers solid traction in snowy, icy and wet conditions Directional tread design provides a comfortable ride
Winterforce2 Winter performance and grip you can rely on. Long-lasting performance
Winterforce2 UV Winter performance and grip you can rely on

General Tire Winter Tires

AltiMAXTM Arctic12 A studdable winter tire with innovative compound and tread pattern technologies for superior traction in low temperatures on wet, snow, and/or ice conditions.

GrabberTM Arctic Studdable winter tire with outstanding low-temperature traction in snow, ice and wet conditions that is durable, robust, and comfortable for large SUVs and pick-up trucks.

GrabberTM Arctic LT Innovative light truck studdable winter tire with outstanding low-temperature traction in snow, ice, and wet conditions.

Goodyear Brand Winter Tires

Goodyear Eagle® Ultra Grip® GW-2™ Sport Performance A winter performance tire that offers responsive handling and traction in wet and slippery conditions; trusted for use on many police vehicles.

Goodyear Eagle® Ultra Grip® GW-3™ Sport Performance A winter performance tire that offers responsive handling and traction in wet and slippery conditions; trusted for use on many police vehicles.

Goodyear Ultra Grip® 8 Performance Sport Performance Our best ultra high-performance tire for powerful winter traction and handling in freezing rain, snow, slush, and ice.

Goodyear Ultra Grip® Ice WRT An innovative winter tire for enhanced traction in challenging winter conditions.

Goodyear Ultra Grip® Ice WRT (Light Truck) An innovative light truck winter tire for enhanced traction in challenging winter conditions.

Goodyear Ultra Grip® Ice WRT (SUV/CUV) An innovative SUV/CUV winter tire for enhanced traction in challenging winter conditions.

Goodyear Ultra Grip® SUV ROF Run On Flat An SUV tire for enhanced traction in severe winter driving conditions.

Goodyear WinterCommand® For those who want to carve their own path in harsh winter weather.

Goodyear WinterCommand® (Light Truck) For those who want to carve their own path in harsh winter weather.

Goodyear WinterCommand® (SUV/CUV)

Goodyear WinterCommand® Ultra Harness The Road Ahead.

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® 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

Goodyear Wrangler® SilentArmor® A rugged tire featuring a DuPont™ Kevlar layer for the versatility needed to conquer dirt trails while also providing a smooth, quiet highway commute.

Michelin Brand Winter Tires

Alpin® A4 Passenger Car/Minivan Winter Performance Snow Traction Comfort & Quiet Mileage warranty: 30,000 miles. See warranty for details. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Latitude® Alpin® Light Truck SUV/Crossover Winter Traction, Wet Traction, Smooth & Quiet,
Mileage Warranty: 25,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Latitude® Alpin® LA2 Light Truck SUV/Crossover Excellent Winter Traction, Long Lasting
Smooth & Quiet, Mileage warranty: 25,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Latitude® X-Ice® Xi2 Light Truck SUV/Crossover Ultimate Snow & Ice Confidence, Long Lasting Winter Tread, Great Fuel Efficiency, Mileage warranty: 40,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Pilot® Alpin® 5™ Luxury Performance Touring/Ultra-High Performance Sport Braking, Winter Confidence, Chosen by Premium Carmakers, Mileage warranty: 30,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Pilot® Alpin® 5™ SUV Luxury Performance Touring SUV/Crossover Ultra-High Performance Sport Braking, Winter Control, Chosen by Premium Carmakers, Mileage warranty: 30,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Pilot® Alpin® PA4™ Luxury Performance Touring Ultra-High Performance Sport Winter Control, Braking, Comfort & Quiet, Mileage warranty: 30,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

X-Ice® Passenger Car/Minivan Smooth & Quiet, Winter Performance, Winter Traction, Mileage warranty: 36,000 miles.Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

X-ICE® SNOW Luxury Performance Touring Passenger Car/Minivan SUV/Crossover Ultimate Snow & Ice Confidence, Excellent Winter Traction, Long Lasting Winter Tread, Quiet & Comfortable Ride, Great Fuel Efficiency, Mileage warranty: 40,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

X-Ice® Xi3 Luxury Performance Touring Passenger Car/Minivan Great Fuel Efficiency, Long Lasting Winter Tread, Ultimate Snow & Ice Confidence, Mileage warranty: 40,000 miles. Standard Limited Warranty: 6 years

Pirelli Brand Winter Tires

P ZERO™ WINTER delivers high performance to the winter market, guaranteeing the same driving experience that P ZERO™ offers in the summer. Braking performance, enhanced handling and control are the core attributes of this tyre.

Sottozero – Maximum safety, control and performance Ideal for sports cars and top end vehicles, balancing performance, safety and respect for the environment. The asymmetric tread pattern has two main functions: it expels water effectively and ensures high levels of grip on snow. This product is the choice of premium car manufacturers.

CINTURATO™ It represents the highest level of winter technology and it has been developed to achieve maximum safety and control in all winter conditions.

SCORPION™ WINTER has been designed to fit modern SUVs and CUVs, with a special focus on the high-end segment. The tyre provides safety by guaranteeing maximum stability and control in snow, wet and dry conditions. Best in class on snow, excellent braking and handling and lower noise and rolling resistance.

CARRIER™ WINTER offers excellent mileage, safety in wet and winter conditions, making it arguably one of the most complete winter van tyres on the market. It features an all-new tread pattern, an enhanced profile and an all-new compound presenting itself as premium winter van product.

ICE ZERO™ FR is the ideal choice for those who drive in extreme winter conditions, providing a high level of stability and control with superior driving comfort—The studless solution of the Pirelli ICE ZERO™ collection provides performance and control.

Winter SnowControl Series 3 Green Performance – a synergy of performance, safety, driving pleasure and attention to the environment in moderate to extreme winter conditions. Winter tire developed to meet all safety requirements for city and compact cars.
Highly suitable in urban, country and mountainous conditions

Uniroyal Brand Winter Tires

Tiger Paw Ice & Snow 3 The affordable winter tire, providing enhanced dependability in all winter conditions. Enhanced traction in snow* and on ice. Improved grip in cold weather. Durable and reliable in all winter conditions

Yokohama Brand Winter Tires

iceGUARD iG53 passenger cars/mini vans Engineered for peak performance on ice and snow, the iceGUARD iG53 incorporates advanced technology and an all-new tread design so you can dominate the worst of wintry roads.

iceGUARD G075 crossovers/minivans Winter roads are anything but predictable and that’s exactly why we built the iceGUARD G075. No matter the condition, the iceGUARD G075 has the dependable traction you demand to keep you safe in winter.

iceGUARD iG51v crossovers/trucks Yokohama tires are designed to perform better, keep you safer, and take you further. The iceGuard iG51v delivers durability and handling in winter conditions. Zigzag circumferential grooves feature a 3D-shaped wall to pack and expel snow. Slush grooves are strategically placed to disperse slush and snow.

 

 

 

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