Studdable Winter / Snow Tires are Available at Tire Rack

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Zig Ziegler

Slick snow- and ice-covered roads are inevitable in the winter, but you can be prepared to handle anything with a Studdable Winter / Snow tire. These tires can be used with or without studs. Without studs, a Studdable Winter / Snow tire will handle light and deep snow with ease due to a vast amount of siping and a dedicated cold weather rubber compound. 

The increased siping creates hundreds of biting edges for improved snow traction. Designed to stay soft and pliable even in subzero temperatures, the tires' rubber compound allows them to more easily conform to the road in winter driving situations.

When studs are installed to a Studdable Winter / Snow tire, tungsten carbide pins are added to prescribed locations molded into the tire's tread design. Studs give the tire unsurpassed traction in icy conditions by using the vehicle's weight and the centrifugal force of the tire to effectively chip and tear away at the ice. Tire Rack can add studs to any of our Studdable Winter / Snow tires for only $15 per tire.

Several options in this performance category are available, including: General AltiMAX Arctic, Pirelli Winter Carving, Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter, and Firestone Winterforce

General Altimax Arctic
General AltiMAX Arctic
Pirelli Winter Carving
Pirelli Winter Carving
Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter
Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter
Firestone Winterforce
Firestone Winterforce


All of these winter / snow tires meet the severe snow service requirement and are branded with the "mountain/snowflake" symbol. Due to their unique designs, these tires must be used in sets of four. Use of studded tires is often prohibited or restricted. Check with local authorities to confirm legality.

Shop by vehicle to view the Studdable Winter / Snow tire options available for your vehicle.

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