Winter tire, showing tread pattern designed to compact snow in the gaps.
An early wheel made of a solid piece of wood
Snow tire with metal studs, which improve traction on icy surfaces.
Tire showing the ASTM 3PMSF (Three-Peak Mountain Snow Flake) symbol, denoting a qualifying snow tire, and a separate snow flake symbol, that recommends tire replacement with 4 mm of tread remaining
A Czech road sign Winter equipment, which mandates the use of snow tires
Russian studded tires warning sticker.
Vehicle in cold, dry, powder snow, which offers comparatively better traction than moist snow.
Vehicles in warm, moist, granular snow encounter decreased roadway traction.
Compaction of snow under an advancing snow tire, causing rolling resistance while passing through about {{convert|10|cm|in|sigfig=1}} of snow.
Compaction in about {{convert|5|cm|in|sigfig=1}} of snow left behind a snow tire, showing tread-snow interaction.

Snow tires, also known as winter tires, are tires designed for use on snow and ice.

- Snow tire

More complex rotation patterns are required if the vehicle has a full-size spare tire that is part of the rotation, or if there are snow tires.

- Tire rotation
Winter tire, showing tread pattern designed to compact snow in the gaps.

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