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Winter Tires /  Snow Tires Questions and Myths

Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and "the dead months" will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest. ~ Fiona Macleod, Where the Forest Murmurs


Does your car need winter tires / snow tires? Do you have front-wheel drive/all-season tires/ABS brakes? These are questions to be considered when deciding what to do with your summer or all-season tires.

The first consideration about winter tires / snow tires is figuring out if you really do need them. Find some answers using this winter tire / snow tire FAQ that gives a pretty thorough understanding.

Misconceptions abound when it comes to snow tires / winter tires. Here are solid facts to correct that misinformation.

There are plenty of myths when it comes to winter tires / snow tires. And what's the best way to dispel winter tire myths? On the track!

One of the biggest myths about winter tires / snow tires is regarding front-wheel drive vehicles - like how many winter tires you would need on your vehicle. Use this article to answer the question do I need winter tires when I have front wheel drive? 

Whether you need snow tires / winter tires or not, proper tire inflation can be confusing. This article presents general tire inflation facts to make your driving safer no matter the driving season.

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.


Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. ~ John Boswell