What are the Top 5 Winter Tires for 2019 ?

Since the beginning of 2019, all vehicles registered in Quebec must be equipped with winter tires by December 1st. This year, the winter tires will be coming out earlier! To ensure your safety on the road, make sure your winter tires are adapted to your vehicle. Here is a list of the top 5 winter tires of 2019, recommended by Point S.

Which Winter Tires Should you Choose for 2019?

  • Michelin X-Ice 3
  • Toyo Observe Gsi-6 HP
  • Goodyear Winter Command
  • Yokohama IG53
  • Cooper True North

Michelin X-Ice 3

Drive safely in the worst winter conditions thanks to the Michelin X-Ice 3! Michelin’s MaxTouch Construction has a unique tread pattern which distributes strength equally at acceleration, as well as while turning or braking. You will enjoy a more comfortable drive, as well as an even wear of your tires which will extend their life.

Did you know? The Michelin X-Ice 3 reduces breaking distances on ice up to 10%! If you are looking for safe, good quality tires, these Michelin tires were made for you.

Xice Xi3

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Toyo Observe Gsi-6 HP

Are you looking for a tire that is as efficient on ice and snow as it is on wet or muddy roads? Toyo’s Observe Gsi-6 HP was specially designed for these winter conditions thanks to the Microbit technology (crushed nut shells integrated into the tire tread). Ideal for SUVs and sports cars, this Toyo tire has large blocks inside it connected together in order to increase stability at high speed, as well as cone-shaped evacuation grooves.

Thanks to the biting edges around the blocks, the tire adheres easily to the road in snowy or slushy conditions. Toyo has brought all their technologies together to improve the performance of their tire; the result? A tire that drives better in the snow and on ice, with significant improvement on cold wet roads.

Observe Gsi-6-HP

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Goodyear Winter Command

Are you looking for a tire that will retain its flexibility, even during the extremely cold temperatures of the Canadian winter, without impacting braking and turning? Go for the Goodyear Winter Command and its excellent quality price ratio for every type of vehicle.

Nails can be added to this unidirectional tire, which makes it efficient in difficult winter conditions. Unidirectional tires have larger grooves which evacuate more water and have better adherence in the snow. Especially made to only drive in one direction, unidirectional tires improve acceleration in straight lines and reduce braking distances.

With its deep zig-zag grooves, it has better traction on wet and snowy roads, even during the tire’s progressive wear. The Winter Command tire also promises to provide rapid acceleration and braking on snowy roads to help keep your peace of mind during your winter drives…

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Yokohama Iceguard IG53

What makes a good winter tire is its evacuation of water on wet roads, its adherence on icy roads, and its good traction in the snow. It just so happens that the Yokohama Iceguard IG53 has all these characteristics! As well as being efficient on winter roads, this tire is very quiet for a stress-free drive.

Take advantage of its absorbent rubber compound which eliminates water, as well as new generation 3D grooves, and an insole with low heat generation.

IceGuard IG53

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Cooper True North

Are you looking for the perfect everyday tire for navigating the snowy, salty, slushy roads this winter? The Cooper True North is made to provide you with exceptional traction on wet snowy roads. To ensure good adherence to the road even in fresh snow, put your trust in the Snow Groove technology: biting edges in the tire’s grooves trap the snow creating better traction.

Choose True North for its quality and tire tread made of silica which ensures excellent traction while providing you with a quiet drive.

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Purchasing winter tires isn’t something to be taken lightly. It is an important investment, so you might as well ensure that your tires are good quality and will last you several winters. To find out which tire is best adapted to your vehicle and lifestyle, check out the Point S online store or make an appointment at your local Centre Auto Point S. Our experts will be happy to help you!

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Traction - dry road

Dry-road traction is a tire's ability to brake effectively and respond well to the steering wheel on dry roads.

Traction - wet road

Wet traction is a tire's resistance to hydroplaning and its ability to provide safe driving in wet conditions.

Traction - snowy road

Snow-covered road traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely snow-covered pavement.

Traction - icy road

Ice traction is a tire's ability to operate on partially or completely ice-covered pavement.

Durability

Durability refers to how many kilometres a tire can go before it stops performing.

Comfort/noise

Comfort refers to the ride quality of a tire and the noise it emits on the road.