Studded Winter Tires

If your going to be driving this winter and are expecting severe winter weather with heavy snow cover you may want to use studded winter tires. Studded winter tires come with mental studs in them that help increase traction on snow covered roads but be careful some states and areas prohibit or restrict the use of studded winter tires – due to the negative wear and tear the studs do to the roads.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to using studded winter tires verses studless winter tires like – studded tires will have really good traction on hard packed frozen mud or ice but if you encounter dry surfaces while driving you may lose traction because you will mostly be driving on the studs which will cause less of the rubber from grabbing the dry surface. Also studs can be noisy.

There are several tire companies out there that will sale you studded winter tires or even studable winter tires like – Goodyear, Pirelli, and Firestone are just some to choose from. If you are looking for a sugestion try Firestone Winterforce tires.

These studdable winter tires come ready to give you excellent value at a great price good for almost any vehicle. The winter radials in this tire have an aggressive tread design that have tread blocks that are siped, and can be studded to give that tire biting ability nessary to give traction on ice and snow.

The independent tread blocks come with high density siping to give better traction on loose snow. The intermediate and shoulder tread blocks are made to be stud compatible to enhance traction in hard packed ice and snow. This tire has a high quality internal structure that comes with twin steel belts on top of a polyester body to combine strength with ride quality.