Let’s face it, in our busy lives it’s sometimes easy to neglect the integrity of our tires. We tend to forget that our tires are an essential part of our safety on the road. Think about it, your tires are the only part of a vehicle in contact with the road and are the only thing helping you maneuver in times of danger. This winter you owe it to your safety to be sure your tires are a good fit for the weather conditions that you may experience.


The Build

How your vehicle performs on dry, wet or icy roads is all dependant on the type of tire you choose. Did you know the standard tire consist of synthetic rubber that is made up of a series of complex chemicals and additives? That’s right! Those tires are not just rubber but years of research and testing. Modern day tires are constructed with over 1,400 chords, each with a resistance force of 33lbs.

Here are our top picks of winter tires for this season.

#1 Michelin X-Ice XI3

The Michelin X-Ice XI3 is one of the top rated tires on the market today. It combines a unique thread pattern and “flex ice rubber compound” that gives unparalleled control on both ice and snow. This tire also has a fuel rating score of 100.


#2 Noklan Hakkapelitta R2

Noklan Hakkapelitta R2

The Noklan Hakkapelitta R2 was engineered specifically for winter conditions and combines some innovative technology to give you maximum performance even on slippery roads. Nokian has created a “cryo cristal rubber compound” that enhances traction without ice studs.


#3 Continental WinterContact SI

Continental WinterContact SI

The Continental WinterContact SI is a high performance tire that combines reliability with conformability. These tires are wonderfully priced and delivers excellent traction in winter conditions. If you are looking to invest in winter tires that are highly rated for ice braking, wet braking, and handling. This is a great tire for you!

Schedule an appointment today and speak with a tire professional. We will help you choose the perfect tire for your vehicle. Visit us online today at www.basilcars.com/service

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