Winter Tires

Why winter tires? Slush, ice, wet 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 and wet snow 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 Change to Winter Tires?

Better Braking Distances

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.

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.

Better Traction

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

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*.

When should you change to Winter Tires?

Change to winter tires when the outdoor temperature is consistently below 7°C, which usually means that the first wintery weather of the year can be expected.

Buy your winter tires at Volkswagen and take advantage of:

Wheel and Tire Packages

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


Talk to your Volkswagen dealer about your winter tire needs today.