The Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire. Photo courtesy of Michelin Tire.

Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire: A reliable winter tire

In Tires & Wheels by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire

Winter weather in Virginia can vary each year. Sometimes, we will see less than an inch. At other times, it covers our yards and roads like a large blanket.

Certain parts of the state and country see more snow, especially higher elevations. If you live in one of these areas, you may want to consider purchasing a set of winter tires.

Winter tires should be installed once temperatures remain under 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire is an option that can handle snowy and icy conditions with confidence. 

How the Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire tackles deep snow

Motorists don’t need to worry when facing deep snow – the Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire is up for the job.

Traction in significant winter weather is possible, thanks to the v-shaped tread and wider grooves. These two features are also used to push away water, snow and slush.

There are also notched sipes that contribute to this Michelin tire’s gripping capabilities.

FLEX-Ice 2.0 compound is another trait that has led to success on ice and snow. The material helps the tire stay flexible as the temperatures drop. Not only does that impact the lifespan, it also increases the rolling resistance.

Mileage and safety

Drivers who choose the Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire don’t have to give up on tires that can travel a fair distance before being replaced.

It can go as long as 40,000 miles. When compared to the average of other tires, it could last up to one winter longer.

Plus, safety is provided, even miles down the road. 

The winter tire is able to stay connected with the road when drivers speed up, step on the brake and go around corners. This is because of the Flex-Ice 2.0 compound, Evergrip Technology and interconnected sipes.

Due to improved tread blocks and a tread design based on severe winter weather, hydroplaning is less likely to occur. In fact, the tire’s ability to handle hydroplaning is better than those that came before it.

The FLEX-Ice 2.0 compound and Michelin EverWinterGrip technology provide great braking on icy roads, even when the winter tire has seen some wear. Additionally, the stopping distance is shorter on snow, which can be attributed to two kinds of 3D sipes.

Other benefits of the Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire

Good mileage, snow traction, and characteristics that prevent hydroplaning are nice perks. However, they aren’t the only benefits of the Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire.

Drivers can also enjoy a ride that’s quiet, comfortable, and uses less fuel.

This tire isn’t only designed for larger, four-wheel drive vehicles. More than 120 sizes are available.

It’s really good for BMWs and Mercedes, allowing drivers to continue using their performance car during colder months. Some people will get rims for the wintertime and set aside their nicer ones until spring arrives.

Winter and all season tires

The Michelin X-Ice Snow Tire is one of several winter tires that Michelin produces. 

Depending on where you live, however, all season tires may be the right choice for you. There are plenty of options available, if that’s the case.

A couple of all season tires we recommend include the Michelin CrossClimate 2 Tire and the Defender 2 Tire, which is replacing the Defender Tire.

HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.