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Winter Tire /  Snow Tire Differences


February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. ~ Dr. J.R. Stockton


What's the difference in snow traction between an M+S (Mud and Snow) branded tire, an All-Season tire and a purpose-built snow tire / winter tire?

All winter tires / snow tires are not the same. This article points out the differences between the various brands of winter tires / snow tires that are available for this winter season.

As all winter tires / snow tires are not the same, this article explains notes notes the differences between winter tires / snow tires and all-season tires?.

Does your vehicle need winter tires / snow tires? This article helps by explaining that winter / snow tires are like winter boots. However, all-season tires are like running shoes. Figure out if you need winter tires on your car for safe winter driving during the season in your climate.

This video shows a nice comparison between winter tires / snow tires and all-season tires in real-world conditions.

Back to: Snow / Winter Tires

* Snow Tires / Winter Tires: Are They Necessary?
* Winter Tire / Snow Tires Differences
* Best Winter Tires / Snow Tires Reviews
* Winter Tire / Snow Tires FAQ and Myths
* Update on Winter Tire / Snow Tire Technology
* To Chain or not to Chain Your Tires?


  Best winter tire

  Winter performance tire

  Best studded snow tire

  Cheap studded snow tire

  Best winter tire for SUVs & trucks

  All-weather tire

  Winter tire: trucks & SUVs


What's better for your car: all-season or snow tires? Watch this video for a comparison test.


Here are the top 3 car and truck winter tires / snow tires:

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Hankook I*cept evo


Another view of the top 10 studless winter tires / snow tires:

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R 

  Continental ExtremeWinterContact

  Nokian WR G3      

  Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

  Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip Ice WRT

  General Altimax Arctic

  Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

  Dunlop DS-3


Need more? Here are ratings for best overall, SUV/truck, performance and studded snow tires / winter tires.


The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~ Gertrude S, Wister