Our Customers Have Rated the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 as the Best

Currently, we offer over 30 different Performance Winter / Snow tires, but only one reigns supreme as the highest rated overall by our customers, the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. The Pilot Alpin PA3 is the flagship performance winter / snow tire offered by Michelin and is designed to meet the needs of drivers who want to retain the precision of their ultra high performance sports car, sedan or coupe during winter conditions.

Pilot Alpin PA3 tires feature a sunflower oil-enriched Helio Compound to increase traction at low temperatures for improved braking and handling in the wet, as well as better overall performance in the snow. On top of providing better traction in winter conditions, most sizes meet Michelin's Green X standard for low rolling resistance that confirms the tire's contribution to reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emissions of CO2 gases.

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3

An asymmetric design of the tread allows for a side to side tire rotation or front to back for even wear over the life of the tire. Also, featuring Variable Thickness Sipes (V.T.S.) technology, Pilot Alpin PA4 tires have sipes on the inboard side of the tread design to provide traction in the snow and narrower sipes on the outboard side to enhance handling in the dry. The tire also features a unique internal construction reinforced by Michelin's BAZ technology, where polyamide cord is spirally Banded At Zero (BAZ) degrees to the direction of travel to combine high-speed capability with ride comfort.

Meeting the industry's severe snow service requirements, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 winter / snow radials are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with this Performance / Snow tire from Michelin:

"What is amazing to me is how they are in all weather conditions. These tires handle incredibly well in the snow, ice, mix precipitation without compromising the performance on those dry, cold winter days. The cornering and stopping is phenomenal. If you have a performance/sporty car and you want the security of snow tires for those nasty winter days, but want to maintain the sporty feel and not compromise cornering, acceleration, braking and the fun of driving, then these are the tires for you." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 BMW 335i Sedan Base Model

"Last winter season when we experienced 'carmageddon' here in the DC metro area, these tires got me home without getting stuck. It was the longest commute home ever, all the highways were a parking lot. I had to take a lot of back roads with hills and the tires performed well. When people were spinning out, getting stuck or turning around, I ventured up those hills and made it. Where AWD and 4WD were having trouble, I didn't. The car just kept going. I passed a lot of abandoned cars in the middle of the road or on the side and many times I figured "this is it, I am going to get stuck", but it never happened!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2010 BMW 535i Sedan

View our Tire Survey Results to compare tires in the Performance / Snow category and help you find the tire that's right for your vehicle.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Paul Wojeck

What do you consider to be the best value in an H-rated performance tire?
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Zig


That comment is just a bit too vague for me to answer, you posted your comment on one of my winter tire blogs so are you asking about "performance winter" or would these tires need to be all-season or summer? Also, a tire size and vehicle would be helpful. Please feel free to contact me directly if you need to.

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