Winter is a season that tests both our grit and our vehicles—and if reports are anything to go by, we’re going to have a rough El Niño winter in Utah this year.

Winter driving conditions can be treacherous, with snow-covered roads, icy patches, and reduced visibility. To ensure your safety on the road during these challenging conditions, equipping your vehicle with the right winter tires is nonnegotiable.

Winter tires are engineered to provide the traction, handling, and control you need to confidently navigate winter driving. Investing in a set of high-quality winter tires is not only a wise choice for your own safety, but also for your vehicle and the well-being of others on the road. 

With winter approaching, taking the time to fit the right winter tires can make all the difference—but where should you start? Read on to see our reviews of the Goodyear winter tires available at Burt Brothers.

Goodyear Tires – A Quick Overview

No matter what type of vehicle you find yourself behind the wheel of, Goodyear’s lineup is designed to outperform even the toughest winter weather conditions.

Goodyear winter tires are the result of over three decades of cutting-edge technology and tire engineering expertise, which incorporates features such as advanced tread patterns and rubber compounds optimized for cold temperatures, snow, and ice. 

Goodyear’s commitment to quality extends beyond performance. These tires offer excellent value for money by delivering long-lasting durability that will keep you confident on the road for seasons to come. 

Our Range of Goodyear Winter Tires

Goodyear offers a comprehensive range of winter tires designed to cater to different vehicle types and driving needs in cold and challenging conditions. In these reviews, we’ll explore some of their most popular tire models.

Goodyear WinterCommand (SUV)

Top three features

❄️ Winter snow and ice.

🌧️ Wet traction.

⚙️ Optional metal studs.

The Goodyear WinterCommand (SUV) tires are a solid choice for anyone who owns a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck and needs reliable traction on dry, wet, and snow-covered roads.

One of their standout features is Goodyear’s specialized winter-focused rubber compound. Designed to remain flexible in low temperatures, it ensures confident traction when the mercury drops. In addition, the high sipe density tread pattern creates countless biting edges for excellent grip.

The internal structure of these tires is no less impressive. With twin steel belts atop a two-ply polyester casing, they combine strength with a comfortable ride. For added traction, they can be equipped with additional metal studs.

Shop Winter Tires Now and Save BIG on your next tire purchase with the Burt Bundle!

Goodyear WinterCommand (LT)

Top three features

❄️ Winter snow and ice.

🛑 Stopping power.

🌧️ Wet traction.

The Goodyear WinterCommand Light Truck (LT) tires are all about ensuring confident grip and consistent traction when the temperature takes a nosedive.

The full-depth zigzag sipes in these tires are a game-changer. They enhance grip on snow and ice throughout the entire lifespan of the tire. So, whether it’s the first snowfall of the season or the tenth, you can count on these tires for confident handling and control.

What’s particularly impressive about the WinterCommand (LT) tires is their specialized tread pattern, which features multiple biting edges. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all deal. Goodyear has tailored these tires to SUVs and light trucks, which ensures you get the starting and stopping power you need on snow-covered roads.

Shop Winter Tires Now and Save BIG on your next tire purchase with the Burt Bundle!

Goodyear WinterCommand Ultra

Top three features

❄️ Winter snow and ice.

🚘 Ride comfort.

🌧️ Wet traction.

When winter comes knocking, it’s essential to have the right set of wheels to tackle the harshest conditions Mother Nature can throw at you. The Goodyear WinterCommand Ultra features a cryo-adaptive compound that enhances the tire’s pliability, which ensures it remains flexible even in freezing temperatures. 

But these tires aren’t limited to snow and ice—they handle cold, wet conditions remarkably well. The V-TRED™ Technology and ActiveGrip instill a sense of control, even during heavy rainfall. Hydroplaning is kept to a minimum and traction remains solid, which make these tires a dependable choice for rain, ice, or snow.

Shop Winter Tires Now and Save BIG on your next tire purchase with the Burt Bundle!

Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Top three features

❄️ Winter snow and ice.

🛑 Stopping power.

⚙️ Optional metal studs.

The Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter tires have carved a niche for themselves in the winter tire market by boasting features that deliver outstanding performance in winter conditions. According to Goodyear, these tires outperform a leading competitor by stopping an average of 6 feet shorter on snowy surfaces

Designed with a directional tread pattern, they excel in winter performance. The tread pattern enhances traction on snow-covered roads, which provides the stability and control required for winter conditions. 

For those who frequently encounter icy surfaces, the Ultra Grip Winter tires allow for metal studs to be added. This provides additional traction and ensures you can navigate even the most treacherous roads. 

Their exceptional stopping power, winter performance, and traction capabilities make Goodyear Ultra Winter tires a dependable choice when driving in challenging weather. 

Goodyear Eagle Enforcer Winter

Top three features

❄️ Winter snow and ice.

🚔 Ideal for law enforcement.

🎯 Handling and steering precision.

Goodyear Eagle Enforcer Winter tires are a perfect choice for those who seek uncompromising high-performance tires. They incorporate Goodyear’s V-TRED™ Technology with a directional pattern designed to efficiently evacuate water, snow, and slush from the contact patch. 

The high siping density of these tires creates numerous biting edges, which result in improved acceleration, handling, and braking on snowy and icy surfaces. One of the standout features is Goodyear’s exclusive multicompound tread rubber, which provides exceptional handling and steering precision. This is a crucial characteristic for vehicles that may be called out in emergencies, so it’s no surprise that these tires are regularly relied on by law enforcement and fitted to government vehicles.

The internal construction of the Eagle Enforcer Winter tires comprises two wide steel belts atop a two-ply polyester casing, further reinforced with a polyamide ply. This solid construction ensures high-speed handling and durability, which are critical factors for vehicles that need to perform reliably.

How to Choose Your Winter Tires

In winter driving conditions, your tires play a pivotal role in maintaining control and stability in adverse weather. It’s crucial to ensure your vehicle is equipped with the right tires to navigate through snow, slush, and icy roads safely. 

To make an informed decision when purchasing, you should consider various factors, including:

The tire’s load index number

The tire’s load index number indicates the maximum weight a tire can support when properly inflated. The higher its load index number, the heavier the weight you can transport. 

When choosing your tires, ensure that the load index rating meets or exceeds your vehicle’s gross axle weight rating (GAWR).

The load capacity

Load-carrying capacity and load index are closely related, but load-carrying capacity specifically focuses on the amount of weight a single tire can support. The higher its load capacity, the more confident you can feel carrying heavy, unequally distributed loads.

This is an essential consideration when choosing winter tires, especially if you frequently carry heavy loads or drive a vehicle with uneven weight distribution (for example, a performance car with a rear engine).

The maximum speed capability

Winter tires are primarily designed to provide traction and control in slippery and snowy conditions, but it’s still important to consider the maximum speed capability of the tires. This ensures your tires can safely handle the speeds you’ll be driving in without compromising performance.

The maximum speed rating is indicated on the tire’s sidewall and is represented by a letter that ranges from A – Z andt corresponds to specific speed limits in miles per hour.

The speed rating

The speed rating goes hand in hand with the maximum speed capability. It indicates the tire’s ability to dissipate heat and maintain structural integrity at high speeds. 

While winter driving typically involves lower speeds due to adverse conditions, it’s essential to choose winter tires with an appropriate speed rating for your vehicle’s intended use.

The treadwear

Treadwear is a vital factor in the longevity and performance of winter tires. While it may be tempting to opt for winter tires with a high treadwear rating, it’s important to strike a balance between treadwear and traction. 

Tires with a more aggressive tread pattern tend to have a lower treadwear rating but provide better grip on snow and ice.

The siping

Siping involves creating small, fine slits or grooves in the tread blocks of a tire. These slits create additional biting edges that help improve traction on snow and ice. More sipes generally mean better grip.

Trust & Quality: Get Goodyear Winter Tires from Burt Brothers

When it comes to choosing your Goodyear winter tires, there’s more to consider than just the quality of the product. At Burt Brothers, we’re not just in the business of tires and automotive services, we’re in the business of trust. 

For over three decades, we’ve committed ourselves to building strong relationships with our valued customers. As a family-founded and family-run company, we understand the importance of treating our customers like family, too. Our state-of-the-art equipment and highly skilled technicians ensure that your vehicle gets the best care from bumper to bumper. 

Get your Goodyear winter tires from us, and experience the Burt Brothers difference for yourself. Your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities, and that’s a promise we’ve upheld since 1991.

Schedule a zero-commitment appointment
to get the help you need, fast.

Vehicle Tips

Best Time to Buy Tires

What Is The Best Time to Buy Tires?

Not only is this essential for ensuring road safety, but knowing when to replace your tires can help you maintain your car’s performance. 

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at different factors to consider before buying a new set of tires.

Best Winter Truck Tires 2023 - Burt Brothers

The Best Winter Truck Tires Of 2024

Whether you’re navigating deep snow, icy roads, or facing other challenges of winter, the right set of snow boots—more commonly known as winter tires—makes all the difference. In our mission to help you conquer the cold, we’ve uncovered the top contenders for the best winter truck tires of 2023.

Hankook Winter Tires

Hankook Winter Tires — Burt Brothers Review

If you’re looking for a good snow tire, the Hankook winter range is an excellent choice for your vehicle. In this article, we will take a look at four of Hankook’s most popular snow tires and their top features.