What are the best snow tires for Mini Cooper Countryman?

I bought a Mini Cooper Countryman last summer, but I’m bracing myself for winter driving. What kind of snow tires are recommended for the Countryman?

Macy Fouse · Answered on Jan 26, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Swapping your all-season tires out for a good set of winter tires is one of the most important parts of getting your car ready for winter. The best snow tires for Mini Cooper Countryman are the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II tires. If those aren’t in the budget, the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3s or Continental ExtremeContact DWS06s are also great picks.
Whether you’re a seasoned driver or brand new to it, driving in the snow can be downright stressful—which is why winter tires are important. Snow tires are made with special compounds and specific tread patterns to increase your traction on icy roads, which could go a long way in preventing a snow-related car accident.
But wait—before you go drop a small fortune on winter tires, are you sure you need them? If your area gets hit with constant snow and most of your winter driving is on snowy or icy roads, then winter tires are worth the investment. If your area only gets a few mild snowfalls each year, you could probably stick to all-weather tires like Continental TrueContact Tour tires. These will have enough traction for snow, but they’re not as heavy-duty as winter tires.
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