The Blizzak WS70 snow tires from Bridgestone are a brand new snow tire for 2010 that built upon the already class-leading features of the WS60 model for everyday passenger cars, vans, and minivans. This short article provides more information for your purchase decision.
The WS70 covers a multitude of winter conditions in its design. Deep grooves are designed to extract snow, slush, and water from the tread. Thousands of sipes or cuts cover the traction surface to make tiny bites into hard snow and ice. An asymmetrical tread pattern provides amazing traction in corners, and while launching and stopping the vehicle. No longer do you have to worry about those slippery off-camber downhills with a light at the bottom!
Bridgestone’s famous UNI-T tire structure technology is used to provide both snow traction and highway stability in one package. This endows the WS70 with safe, secure handling in conditions from dry road, to pouring rain, hard ice, and deep powder snow.
Like the WS60, the new Blizzak WS70 has a tread pattern comprised of multiple 3-D zigzag sipes and grooves with an endless array of edges and points to grip every bit of surface the tire comes in contact with. This flexible but stable outer layer allows the vehicle to descend slippery hills, stop quickly at icy crossroads, turn tightly in the ice and snow, and accelerate quickly from a dead stop. The WS70 carries on its predecessor’s resistance to hydroplaning in slush and rain with deep grooves that fill up and extract water and slush quickly from the contact area.
The Blizzak WS70 brings a new formulation of Bridgestone’s advanced NanoPro-Tech nano-tube synthetic compound to the winter snow tire world. This new compound does an even better job of sucking away and drying out the thin film between tire and road or ice than the previous incarnation of Bridgestone’s tire compound. This enhances a key factor that makes these tires famous for winter traction. In testing sessions, the WS70 even squealed around corners when driven on hard ice as if it was on dry road!
If you have one of the following cars, this tire would be an excellent choice: Toyota (Camry, Corolla), Subaru (Outback, Forester, Impreza), Honda (Odyssey, Accord, Insight), Mazda (MazdaSpeed3, Mazda6), Poniac Vibe, Chrysler (PT Cruiser, 300), Mercury (Milan, Rendezvous), Volkswagen (Passat, Jetta, Golf), Volvo, Saab, Cadillac (CTS, CTV), BMW (3 series, 5 series), Chevrolet (Malibu) and a lot more.
For 2010’s best all around best snow tire you won’t find anything superior than the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70.