What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months.

However, if you reside in an area that sees significant amounts of snow and temperatures are below freezing for a significant amount of time, we always recommend using a set of four dedicated winter tires. The traction difference between an all-season and winter tire is so great and worth the investment for safer driving.

Take a look at the top-rated all-season tires in different performance categories for winter use*:

To view all options available for your vehicle, including winter tires, shop by vehicle.

*Based on consumer survey results as of 1/23/2015 


Monday, April 11, 2016 by Nathan Johnson

I am from a very hot area of the country so I got my car tires with that climate in mind. Now that I moved to a colder area, I am wondering if I need to get better tires. I know that my current tires are all season tires and they have worked pretty well even though the snow. I will definitely look into some winter tires and see how they might help me. Thanks for the info!

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