What are the best snow tires for Mini Cooper S?

I recently moved to the Midwest from the South. So far I’m adjusting pretty well, but I’m not sure if my Mini Cooper S is ready for the winter weather it’s about to encounter. What kind of snow tires should I get?

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Macy Fouse · Answered on Jan 26, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
You’re smart to winterize your car—and if your area gets a decent amount of snow and ice, switching out your tires to a solid set of winter tires is crucial. The best snow tires for Mini Cooper S are the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II tires, but the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06s or Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3s are also excellent options that may be more budget-friendly.
Driving in the snow can get tricky, and winter tires are equipped with special tread depths, compounds, and other unique technology to increase traction on slippery road conditions. Snow tires can go a long way in helping you drive with confidence in the snow—and making snowy car accidents less likely in the process.
Before you head out to purchase a set of snow tires, make sure you actually need them. If you live in an area that only gets a few snowfalls each winter season, you may be better off sticking to all-weather tires instead. These tires aren’t as heavy-duty as winter tires, but they’re better equipped to handle wintery conditions than all-season tires. For the Mini Cooper S, the Continental TrueContact Tour tires are a great pick for all-weather tires.
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