Best Tires for a VW Beetle

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by Steve Huffman

The Beetle is one of the world's most popular cars, at least in volume of units produced. It's been one of the most massed produced vehicles in the world with a history dating back to the 1930s.

Today, the Beetle lives on and is still a favorite on US roads. The new body style is a throwback to earlier models. With thousands on the road, many are going to need new tires.

One great option would be the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus. This Grand Touring All-Season tire has excellent year-round traction to go along with a superior ride. It offers a very comfortable and quiet ride and has a long-lasting treadlife warranty. Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires feature lower weight and less rolling resistance to promote better fuel economy.

Another great choice is the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire features Tuned Performance Indicators -- visible letters molded into the second rib from the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire's performance levels. A visible "DWS" indicates the tire has sufficient tread depth for dry conditions, as well as wet roads and light snow. After the "S" has worn away, the remaining "DW" indicates the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. And after the "W" and "S" have both worn away, the remaining "D" indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.

If you're looking for a dedicated winter / snow tire, my favorite continues to be the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70. The Blizzak WS70 features a dual-compound tread with Bridgestone's NanoPro-Tech silica-enhanced Tube Multicell compound layered on top of a standard winter compound. I use these tires on my vehicle and have total confidence in the snow and on ice. If you can't get home with these tires, you shouldn't be out!

Pirelli Cinturato P7AS Plus
Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus
Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact
DWS
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak
WS70


To view all options available for your Beetle, shop by vehicle.

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