Performance Snow Tires

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by Tire Rack Team
Did you know that there are a variety of performance snow tires on the market? And that there are a variety of performance snow tire categories? Not every snow tire is built for the same snow-covered road, which is why it helps to subdivide. Take a look at these for passenger vehicles:

• Performance Winter / Snow: Trades a bit of snow and ice traction for enhanced dry road handling. Excellent for European highways so they're perfect for sporty imported or domestic cars. Featured tire: Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

• Studless Ice and Snow: Maximum snow and ice traction without studs. Features the latest in tread compound technology. Featured tire: Michelin X-Ice Xi2

• Studdable Winter/ Snow: Traditional security with enhanced traction on ice. (Use of studded tires can be restricted. We recommend checking with local authorities to confirm legality.) Featured tire: General AltiMAX Arctic

Similar categories are available for light trucks and SUVs, too.

Winter / Snow Tire Decision Guide

It's easy to determine which snow tire category suits your vehicle. Answer a few simple questions in our Winter / Snow Tire Decision Guide, then we'll generate a list of performance snow tires based on your vehicle and the roads you drive on. If you already know what you're looking for, just browse our list by brand.

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