Studdable winter tires: Are they for you?

Are you in the market for tires that will keep you safe this winter? Do you live in a remote area, far away from major roads and cities? Does it get extremely cold and snowy in the winter? If so, then studdable tires may be right for you. You might not think of studded tires as a potential solution for your car, but when it comes to choosing a winter tire, they offer a number of benefits. So, why should you choose a studdable tire like the Cooper Evolution Winter? In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know and do what we can to give this often-despised tire category a boost.

What exactly are studdable tires?

Be careful not to confuse studdable tires with studded tires! The difference is very simple: studdable tires make it easy to add studs to them, while studded tires come with the studs built in.

Studs are like soccer cleats for your car, and they give you a better grip on the road. Studded tires also allow for shorter braking distances. That’s because having studs that slightly protrude from the tire help your tires grip the ice and snow on the road.

The benefits of studdable tires

Studdable tires are interesting because they let you choose whether or not to add studs to them. While studded tires have been virtually abandoned by motorists who don’t absolutely need them, studdable tires can be a good option for people who need to drive on extremely snowy or icy roads, but don’t want to limit themselves to driving with studded tires only. That being said, you still need to be careful. Although it’s possible to remove your studs once they’ve been installed, doing so is highly discouraged.

Price can be another significant advantage. Studdable tires are generally less expensive than studded tires of the same quality, even when you consider the cost of having a Point S expert install your studs for you.

Once your studs are installed, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing that you can drive safely, even on icy roads. This is the most important feature of studded and studdable tires, as they allow you to drive on roads that vehicles with regular tires can’t necessarily access.

When and for whom are studdable tires recommended?

Cooper Evolution Winter tires can be appealing for people who like to go off-roading or who rarely drive in the city. They are also ideal for snow- and ice-covered roads that are unpaved, damaged, or poorly maintained.

Now you know the benefits of choosing studdable tires! But before you make the leap, there are a few things you should consider. First, find out about any restrictions! Before you install studs on your tires, you need to make sure they aren’t prohibited where you plan to use them. This detail is important because the dates when driving with studded tires is permissible may differ from one region to another.

Should I buy studded or studdable tires?

In this article, we decided to talk about Cooper Evolution Winter tires precisely because they are studdable, which gives you the freedom to choose. With or without studs, this is an excellent winter tire that will allow you to drive safely in all weather conditions. As mentioned above, Cooper Evolution Winter tires will cost you less than studded tires with similar features.

To make sure you don’t damage your tires, consider having your studs installed by a Point S expert.

Things to remember

Choose a winter tire that suits your lifestyle and driving habits. Cooper Evolution Winter studdable tires are more cost-effective than comparable studded tires, even when you factor in the cost of having studs installed at a Point S centre.

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


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