Firestone Tires has a long history of winter tire expertise. They continue to update their products with the newest and greatest rubber and design technologies to help keep you safe when in bad weather and adverse winter driving conditions. For the money, the next generation Firestone Winterforce 2 tires are excellent value. They have many of the same features and benefits of more premium winter tires, but at much lower prices.
Firestone Winterforce 2 Tires for Cars, CUVs and SUVs
The newest Winterforce Tires are the Firestone Winterforce 2 tire and Firestone Winterforce 2 UV . The UV after the name is on the sizes intended for Crossovers and larger SUVs. The UV is reinforced for the higher center of gravity and weight of these larger vehicles. All sizes of the next generation Firestone Winterforce 2 tires have a directional tread pattern with tread blocks covered in a large number of sipes. These small cuts in the tread blocks are now notched and three dimensional, which represents a break through in sipe design. Three dimensional, notched cuts in the tread make the tire more stable because the block elements interlock when cornering. This feature provides better handling on dry roads, and better grip on snow, wet and ice traction.
All Firestone Winterforce 2 tires and Winterforce 2 UV tires are M+S rated and carry the Severe Snow Performance Mountain-Snowflake marking. The marking means the tires exceed the severe snow service requirements of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC). All the tires can be studded for extra ice and snow traction. The tread pattern has been updated with a solid, arrow shaped center rib that provides more on-center feel compared to the prior generation.
The Firestone Winterforce LT for Pick-up Trucks and Towing
The Firestone Winterforce LT remains unchanged. It is the heavy duty version of the Winterforce 2. It is available in LT sizes, which are appropriate for towing and heavy loads. It is a better option for commercial applications or pick-up trucks because the casing of the tire has extra plies and reinforced sidewalls. More information about this tire, and the other first generation Winterforce tires can be found in our 2016 Winterforce Tire blog.
While the Firestone Winterforce LT remains the best option for pick-up trucks, the Firestone Winterforce 2 tires are updated versions of what were already excellent winter tires for cars, CUVs and SUVs. Even with the newest rubber and design technologies, you will be impressed with our affordable and cheap prices when you buy on Tires-easy.com. We have all the sizes available for easy ordering and accurate, fast shipping. You can also call us Toll Free at 1-855-978-6789 between 5am and 5pm PST Monday to Friday. We would be happy to help you find the right tires to keep you and your family safe this winter.