VW Winter Tires

A Volkswagen winter tire rests atop a mountain and surveys a 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.

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What’s the Difference?

All-season Tires

A Volkswagen all-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

Volkswagen 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

Volkswagen 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.

An infographic showing the breaking prowess of winter tires over all-season tires in temperatures below freezing.

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 that says -40 degrees Celsius and Winter Tires. Also, there is an image of a winter tires leaving a skid mark.

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 of a vehicle trying to make a 90 degree turn at 40 km/h with and without winter tires. The vehicle with the winter tires succeeds where the vehicle with the all-season tires fails.

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 showing a decreased aquaplaning effect.

When Should I Make the Switch?

Timing is Everything

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

Infographic showing when to switch your tires.

Buy Your Tires at Orangeville Volkswagen

Wheel and Tire Packages

Remember to buy wheels when you purchase your tires. Orangeville 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 Orangeville 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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