Conquer the road with winter tires and tire & wheel packages that are meant for low-temperature conditions.

For the 2022-2023 Winter Season, Portland Volvo Cars is offering a selection of General AltimaxMichelin X-IcePirelli Winter SottozeroNokian HokkapelittaContinental Viking Contact, Goodyear Winter Command, Goodyear Ultra Grip, and Bridgestone Blizzak tires for specific fitments. 

If you're unsure which winter tire fits your car, please call (207) 274-6750 to speak with a parts advisor, who will help you make the right choice. 

If you're interested in a complete wheel and tire package instead, click here to download the latest fitment guide, including part numbers.

Winter Tires
  Winter tires feature technology that other tires don't.

Anyone who lives where the weather gets a little cooler can benefit from winter tires. In colder temperatures, all-season tires stiffen, reducing grip. The rubber compounds and other components that make up winter tires keep them flexible in temperatures below 45o F (7o C). Tire flexibility allows for better vehicle handling and stopping.

Tires greatly effect your vehicle's stopping distance. Especially when roads are slick, tires without specifically designed winter tread patterns can simply slide when the brakes are applied. Winter tires have deep grooves and small slits called sipes that cut through snow and ice, keeping more of your tire in contact with the road.

Snow Tire
All-season tires are great for mild weather changes, but anyone who experiences the harshness of Maine winters can get better performance with winter tires. In addition to having flexible compounds and specialized tread designs, winter tires help make your all-season tire last longer: While the winter ones are on, the all-season ones aren't wearing down.

The cost of winter tires is usually comparable to any other kind of tires. Plus, switching between winter tires and all-season or summer tires makes both sets last longer than they normally would.

All Terrain
Ever see SUVs on the side of the road when the weather's bad? They probably don't have winter tires. In the winter, four-wheel drive can help you get going but won't help when you're trying to stop. Four-wheel drive helps you control the tires, but that doesn't mean much if the tires themselves aren't flexible enough or don't have the right tread design to push snow and ice out of the way.

Tires are your only four points of contact with the road. The more they touch the road, the safer they are. Winter tires make all the difference in colder temperatures and in snowy, icy conditions.

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