One of the best ways to stay steady and confident on the road during the winter months is by equipping your vehicle with a good set of winter tires. In 2019, there are six winter tires that rise above the rest. On this page, we at Fred Beans will introduce you to these different sets of tires and show you how they can work for you. Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington should read ahead to learn more!
1. BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI
BFGoodrich Winter Slalom KSI winter tires are strategically designed with a handful of technologies that maximize traction even in heavy snow starting with specialized rubber compound composition and symmetrical tread patterns and high-density siping. This siping helps to drain liquid from the contact area of the tire so that you get the best grip possible.
2. Bridgestone Blizzak WS80
Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 tires are made from a unique, next-generation NanoPro-Tech Multicell compound that sports a hydrophilic coating. These characteristics prevent the tire from becoming frigid in freezing temperatures which allows them to stay flexible in all kinds of winter weather conditions.
3. Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter
Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter tires are specifically designed for cars, crossovers, and SUVs. The wide treat grooves in these tires work to push loose snow and slush out of the way so that the tire can grip the road. To enhance the performance of these tires even more, you can opt for available metal studs in these tires.
4. Michelin X-Ice Xi3
Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires are designed with all facets of the environment in mind. The zig-zag sipes of these tires drain water from the contact patch of the tires while still providing low rolling resistance to enhance fuel efficiency and strategically reduce emissions.
5. Motomaster Winter Edge
Motomaster Winter Edge tires are designed with a deliberately busy tread pattern that makes both driving and turning in winter weather a breeze. On either side of the tread, you’ll see multi-angle sipes that are split by an asymmetrical strip of treat blocks.
6. Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 winter tires sport a unique rubber compound as well as two different types of studs that grip into the road, wet or dry. Half of the studs in this tire are diamond shaped while the other half are multi-sided – the variation between the two types of studs gives these tires the versatility they need to conquer all types of winter weather conditions.
Ready to Get Your Winter Tires?
We at Fred Beans are thrilled to provide helpful guides like this and hope you got all the information you were looking for about the top winter tires in 2019. Now that you have a better idea of what winter tires are available this season, we hope you’re ready to get your next set of winter tires picked out and put on.
Drivers in the areas of Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington can get the tire rolling by giving us a call at our service center to set up a service appointment!