Michelin makes a wide range of winter tires for consumers to choose from. Their Winter / Snow tires combine responsive handling with the ability to grip through snow and ice. The rubber compounds they use remain flexible in cold temperatures, while their tread designs slice through snow and ice. At the same time, they have excellent levels of wet and dry road traction in severe cold weather conditions.
Some of Michelins Studless Ice & Snow tires feature special winter rubber compounds as mentioned earlier. This in turn helps deliver the necessary traction in a variety of winter driving conditions without compromising tread life. This is because this special patented rubber compound is integrated in their winter tires.
Let’s go over some of types of tires designed to be driven in cold weather conditions.
Michelin’s Studless Ice & Snow
This first category includes the Studless Ice & Snow tires. These types of Michelin winter tire meet challenging wet driving conditions. This is because they deliver studded-like snow and ice traction without employing noisy, road-damaging studs. These tires feature flexible tread compounds molded into purposeful tread designs that off-set some handling in dry and wet conditions. In return, to deliver excellent snow and ice traction. Available in a wide range of sizes for coupes, sedans, minivans, and crossover vehicles.
Michelin’s Performance Winter / Snow
The second category of tires include the Michelin Performance Winter / Snow tires. These tires are good for winter driving on European highways. Because the combined performance and grip makes this type of tire suitable for higher speeds driving in Europe. Available in many of the low sidewall profile, large wheel diameter sizes used on sports coupes and luxury sedans, as well as several crossover and sport utility vehicles.
Michelin’s Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow
Another category is the Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow tires. These Michelin winter tires designed for cold conditions are just like the first category, Studless Ice & Snow tires. However, they are available in a wide range of standard and heavy-duty sizes for full-size vans, crossover vehicles, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks.
Michelin’s Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
The last category are the Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow tires. These tires are just like the second category, Performance Winter / Snow Tires. You will find these in Extra Load sizes used on performance-oriented crossover and sport utility vehicles, as well as several full-size cars.