Vredestein SnowTrac 5 Review

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Features

The Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tires are the ideal tire for passenger cars in the winter.  Drivers looking for extra stability on wet or icy roads, or those that reduced rolling resistance on ice will benefit from these tires. 

Well established as a premium brand in Europe, Vredestein focuses on safety and design.  A good deal of their tread patterns come from the design house Giugiaro Design.  This tire company is one of the oldest ones in the world, dating back to when it was founded in 1909 by Apollo Vredestein B.V., and is currently owned by Apollo Tyres, Ltd in India.  Subsidiaries include Apollo Vredestein Gmbh, Apollo Tyres Global R & D B.V., Apollo Vredestein Schweiz AG.  The company still has the desire to produce tires that will enhance any vehicle while giving drivers the freedom they crave on the road. They have a true vision on how a tire should look and perform. 

The Stealth Design that is featured on the tires was produced by the military.  This allows the tires to be quiet so they are undetectable to others. 

The tires provide a minimal chance of aquaplaning, which provides for a great performance on the wet roads.  

Terrain

Snow, ice, slush, and wet roads can all benefit from the Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tires due to the Stealth Design in the spherical tires.

Tire specifications & sizes

Specifications

  • Load Index:  71 to 99
  • Speed:  Approved for up to 130 mph
  • Speed Index:  H and T
  • Country of Origin: Netherlands

Tire sizes available

Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tire sizes start at 14 inches and go up to 16 inches. 

14”

  • 155/65 R14 
  • 165/60 R14 
  • 165/60 R14 
  • 165/65 R14 
  • 165/70 R14 
  • 165/70 R14
  • 165/70 R14
  • 175/65 R14
  • 175/65 R14
  • 175/65 R14
  • 175/65 R14
  • 175/65 R14
  • 175/70 R14
  • 175/70 R14
  • 175/70 R14
  • 175/70 R14
  • 185/55 R14
  • 185/60 R14
  • 185/65 R14
  • 185/70 R14
  • 195/60 R14

15”

  • 165/60 R15
  • 165/65 R15
  • 175/55 R15
  • 175/65 R15
  • 185/55 R15
  • 185/55 R15
  • 185/60 R15
  • 185/65 R15
  • 185/65 R15
  • 195/50 R15
  • 195/55 R15
  • 195/60 R15
  • 195/60 R15
  • 195/65 R15
  • 195/65 R15
  • 195/65 R15
  • 195/70 R15
  • 205/60 R15
  • 205/65 R15
  • 205/65 R15
  • 205/70 R15

16”

  • 185/60 R16
  • 195/45 R16
  • 195/55 R16
  • 195/60 R16
  • 205/55 R16
  • 205/55 R16
  • 205/60 R16

Each tire will be labeled with an EU Tyre Label and Efficiency class.  This has been mandated by the European Union.  They will be classified into one of three classes:  Fuel efficiency classified from A to G, wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emissions in decibels.  

Warranty

The warranty that is included with your purchase of Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tires includes coverage for any defects due to workmanship and materials.  

The warranty will only cover the original purchaser.  It must also be purchased from an authorized seller in the 50 states and District of Columbia.  This also holds true for any territory of Canada.  

The warranty is good for up to 8 years.  After the 8 years have passed, starting from the date of purchase listed on the sidewall of the tire, no further claims will be processed.   Any tires that have been misused will not be included under this warranty.  

The warranty does state that you need to contact the place where the tires were purchased when making a warranty claim.  However, if the place is no longer in business, you can contact Vredestein SnowTrac 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Customer reviews

Most of the customers that have purchased the Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tires agree that they are a great value for the money.  Customers have reported being happy with the way the tires handle in the snow, ice, and wet conditions.  

Other consumers said that these tires make them feel safe and secure.  They were thankful for corner braking and the great traction the tires had. 

There are some mixed reviews on who you talk to about how loud the tires are.  Some customers feel they are quiet while others say they are too loud.

Conclusion

The Vredestein SnowTrac 5 is a premium tire that will last for the winter.  Just be sure that you install a set of four at a time in order to have the best performance.  Strict requirements were made in order for these tires to have the seal of approval, which is three mountains with a snowflake.  

If you are looking for an excellent winter tire that will deliver amazing performance, the Vredestein SnowTrac 5 tires may prove to be a great choice for you.