VW Winter Tires

Lone VW winter tire gazes on a barren, frozen landscape.

Changing Seasons? Change Your VW Tires.

Why winter tires? Slush, ice, 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.

What’s the Difference?

All-season Tires

Photo of a 3-season tire
  • Balanced for wet and dry performance with acceptable traction in light winter weather
  • Has modest tread depth to reduce noise and increase comfort.
  • Can have longer tread life than tires designed for a specific season.

Summer Tires

Summer tire
  • Primarily for performance vehicles, these tires provide better control, agility and stability.
  • Fewer tire grooves results in higher grip levels on wet and dry roads.
  • Provides greater flexibility and optimum performance in summer temperatures.

Winter Tires

Winter tire
  • Provides better traction on dry roads, ice, snow and slush in colder temperatures
  • Has an aggressive tread design and siping (slits) to bite snow and push away water and slush.
  • Rubber compound stays flexible in cold weather conditions.

What’s the Advantage?

Better Braking Distance

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.

Infographic depicting the breaking prowess of winter tires over all-season tires.

Better Traction

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

Infographic depicting the superior performance of winter tires in -40 degree weather

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.

Infographic depicting the cornering capabilities of winter tires.

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.

Infographic depicting the decreased hydroplaning of winter tires.

When Should I Make the Switch?

Timing is Everything

When temperatures consistently hit below 7°C, the time is right to change your tires.

Chart depicting the optimal temperature at which to make your tire switch. It's 7 degrees.

Buy Your Tires at Yorkdale Volkswagen

Wheel and Tire Packages

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

The Yorkdale Volkswagen Advantage

  • Competitive prices and seasonal tire offers
  • Installation by Volkswagen-certified professionals
  • Leading-edge tire technology
  • Off-season tire storage
  • Customized recommendations from our specialists
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