What are the best 4x4 tyres for driving through snow?

By Julia Freeman

4x4s are great for off-road use, driving in wintry conditions and even as large family cars. However, as they have to deal with challenging conditions, they need tyres that are up to the task.

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When choosing your 4x4 tyres, there are several factors to consider such as tyre size, speed rating, tyre weight load and price. So, what are some of the best tyre choices for 4x4s?

Michelin CrossClimate

The Michelin CrossClimate is a premium all-season tyre that can keep you safe whilst being able to deal the most challenging of elements. It offers excellent all-around performance and is near the top of the list when it comes to braking and grip. The CrossClimate is the first all-season tyre to receive 3PMSF winter certification for use in the snow.

The CrossClimate offers excellent longevity, optimised fuel consumption, and its unique compound and architecture combine to give excellent grip in all weather conditions.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T A KO2

BFGoodrich tyres are designed and manufactured to give optimum performance in all conditions. The All-Terrain T A K02 is 3PMSF-certified and can deal with mud, snow, sand and gravel, it’s also 20% tougher than its predecessor, the KO.
 
These tyres are made of extra thick rubber that has been enhanced to boost resilience and reduce wear, thus increasing its lifespan. They also have higher sidewalls than average, a unique tread pattern that provides enhanced performance and a serrated shoulder design and mud-phobic bars that improve traction on all surfaces.

Falken Wildpeak AT3WA

The Wildpeak AT3WA is designed for adventure and can deal with anything that it encounters in terms of terrain and weather. The tyre features an optimised tread design together with a silica tread compound which means it can perform superbly in wintry and wet weather.
 
It also has 3D Canyon sipes, a lower than average sidewall and full-depth grooves that enable it to sustain consistent appearance and performance throughout its lifecycle. The sidewalls also benefit from heat diffuser technology which helps protect the internal components of the tyre by keeping it cool at all times.

Which tyres are the best for driving through snow?

Of the above, the best options for driving through snow are the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 and the Michelin CrossClimate. In addition, some other tyres worth considering are the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 and Continental TS 850 P.

Tyre options

All Protyre garages offer a variety of tyres for cars, motorcycles, vans and 4x4s from a range of manufacturers including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Falken, and Goodyear.

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Free checks with Protyre

Did you know you can book a free tyre check at your local Protyre garage? You can find your nearest Protyre garage using the online search tool on our website. All Protyre garages are staffed by experienced and qualified fitters who will be happy to offer assistance and guidance on when or if you need to replace your 4x4 tyres.

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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Retail Marketing for Protyre and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to make sure Protyre is more than just a local garage.
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