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Winter Tires

car tire outside nearby a valley

Why winter tires? Slush, ice, snow and even dry roads can lead to hazardous road conditions in winter. Equipping your Volkswagen with winter tires increases your traction and shortens your stopping distance, helping to prevent accidents. When the temperature dips below 7°Celsius, your safety depends on having good quality winter tires.

Why winter tires? Slush, ice, snow and even dry roads can lead to hazardous road conditions in winter. Equipping your Volkswagen with winter tires increases your traction and shortens your stopping distance, helping to prevent accidents. When the temperature dips below 7°Celsius, your safety depends on having good quality winter tires.

car tire outside nearby a valley

Better Braking Distance

On dry pavement, with temperatures just below freezing, the stopping distance for vehicles equipped with winter tires is 30% less than vehicles with all-season tires.

Better Traction

Winter tires have better traction on a snowy surface at temperatures of -40°C than all-season tires have at +4°C.

Vehicle Cornering

In a cornering comparison where both cars and SUVs had to make a 90-degree turn at 40 km/h, only the vehicles equipped with winter tires were able to complete the turn.

Decreased Aquaplaning Effect

Winter tires’ tread design provides high-drainage capacity, which counters the danger of aquaplaning, which can occur when the road surface is wet or when there is standing water.

Timing is everything

When temperatures consistently hit below 7°C, the time is right to change your tires.

chart of car tire performance vs weather

Take care of your tires and they’ll take care of you

Many of the services performed during your vehicle’s regular scheduled maintenance help to prolong the life of your tires.

Proper tire maintenance includes:

  • tire pressure psi Tire pressure check
  • car tire diagram with straight tires Wheel alignment
  • diagram signifying importance of tire rotation Tire rotation
  • schéma signifiant l'alignement des roues Tire balancing

Find out more about proper tire maintenance

Buy your tires at Volkswagen and take advantage of

  • Competitive prices and seasonal tire offers
  • Installation by Volkswagen-certified professionals
  • Leading-edge tire technology
  • Off-season tire storage
  • Customized recommendations from our specialists

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Wheel and Tire
Packages

Remember to buy wheels when you purchase your tires. Volkswagen offers a wide selection of alloy and steel wheels to go along with your new tires, making it easier to install and uninstall, and store them each season.

volkswagen rims for tires