Do all Terrain tires work in snow and ice?

When the weather gets icy, driving gets dicey. Lower temperatures bring snow, slush, and risky roads. Navigating wintry weather can be tricky, but not impossible. The right tires are essential to ensuring a safe, comfortable journey.  

It’s important that you’re prepared for severe conditions – and that means making sure your vehicle is well equipped for your journey and destination. While all season tires may have you covered in mud or light snow, rougher weather requires tougher tires. But what about your all terrain tires? How can you make sure they’re equipped for winter conditions? 

That's where all weather tires come in. All weather tires are equipped for the slickest of roads, offering strong tread and peace of mind no matter the climate. Nokian Tyres’ all terrain products also carry the all weather label, indicated by a 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake stamp of approval. This mark indicates that the tire is equipped with the tread and flexibility necessary to navigate the conditions of all seasons, including winter.  

3PMSF Symbol
The Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

When temperatures drop, tires’ rubber hardens, making it easier for tires to slip and slide along the road. All weather, all terrain tires are softer with more tread, making it possible to maintain a good grip and stay safe. The 3PMSF standard is set by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association to signify that the product can hold its own against medium snow.  

Extending your journey throughout the seasons is exciting, but why should it end there? All terrain tires take the adventure further, offering all weather protection with the durability needed for rough and rugged roads. All terrain tires aren’t always all weather inclusive, but Nokian Tyres products are. We’re no stranger to snow tires – we invented them. And we know what it takes to keep you safe in any conditions. Complete with 3PMSF on the walls, our all terrain tires offer protection from whatever mother nature may throw at you. As the tire tread fades, so does the marking, letting you know it’s time for a new set.  

Nokian Tyres Outpost nAT
The new Nokian Tyres Outpost nAT debuted in March 2023, successor to the popular Nokian Tyres Outpost AT.

The Nokian Tyres Outpost features everything needed for adventure, including 3PMSF certification and Aramid technology, the same material used in bulletproof vests. The Outpost is ready to embrace whatever the weather and terrain may bring, extending what’s possible. With all terrain tires, you can go where you want when you want. Whether you go off the beaten path or follow the map, there’s no need to be stuck on the road. When your tires are limitless, so are you. 

Average tires make for an average experience. No matter the season or circumstance, you can feel prepared for anything, at anytime – without sacrificing excitement. Travel under your conditions and explore what’s possible with Nokian Tyres all terrain tires. Regardless of where you want to go or what you want to do, Nokian Tyres can get you there. We’re ready to go farther, are you? 

Visit our Dealer Locator Page to find a Nokian Tyres carrier and find the perfect tire for you and your journey.  

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