Choosing Your Tires
Learn how to buy and maintain the right snow tires for you.
Winter tires, also known as snow tires, help provide enhanced traction in some of the most severe winter weather conditions including ice, slush, freezing rain and snow. Start your search to buy winter tires below. If you are looking to purchase tires from other tire categories, use our Tire Finder to easily find the right fit for your vehicle.
- To help maintain stability and control of your vehicle in severe snow conditions, the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association) recommends installing winter tires in sets of fours.
- Even if you have traction control or four-wheel drive on your vehicle, these features can offer a false sense of security in winter conditions. Traction control/ABS are designed for vehicle stability, power transmission and controlled braking. They do NOT optimize traction or grip during all types of winter driving maneuvers.
- The Severe Snow Conditions Symbol located on the sidewall of a tire indicates a tire that meets a snow traction standard recognized by the RMA (Rubber Manufacturers Association). Remember to look for the Severe Snow Conditions Symbol when shopping for winter tires.
Once you have removed your winter tires, you'll have to store them until next winter.
- Keep them in a cool, dry location (ideally in a basement or garage).
- Keeping them in the heat can be detrimental to the rubber compound.
- Storing them in black storage bags prevents the rubber from drying or cracking.
Read more tips on how to properly store winter tires on and off your vehicle.