The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 is Pirelli’s Performance Winter / Snow tire designed to provide a high level of security on cold, dry, wet and wintry surfaces. The Pirelli Ecoimpact* icons on Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 tires’ sidewalls highlight the tire’s contribution to the environment with regards to energy efficiency, clean air and low noise.

Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 tires feature a silica-enhanced winter tread compound that promotes rubber flexibility in cold temperatures. This compound is molded into a directional tread design that blends cold weather traction and handling. Rounded shoulder blocks and interlocking center blocks featuring Pirelli’s Interactive Brickwork Siping creates a brick wall pattern that increases lateral and longitudinal stability while providing more biting edges to increase snow traction. Two wide circumferential channels and numerous lateral grooves help channel water and slush to the sides to enhance hydroplaning resistance and wet traction. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped polyamide that enhances thermal stability and makes the tires less sensitive to changes in road and air temperatures.

Snow Wear Indicators (SWI) in the tread design identify when the remaining tread depth begins to deliver diminishing snow performance (in addition to the bottom-of-the-groove treadwear bars that indicate the tire is completely worn out at 2/32″ of remaining tread depth). In the case of the Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3, notches of selected center rib blocks wear smooth when approximately 5/32″ of tread depth remains.

Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 winter / snow tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 tires in sets of four only.

Due to the traction capabilities of the Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 tires, Pirelli recommends using them only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.

*Specific sizes utilizing eco-focusing manufacturing methods are identified with Pirelli’s Ecoimpact designation on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.


  1. The 2015 FIAT 500 Sport came with Conti Contacts and after a year and 4000 miles the best I can say about them were they were round, black, and kept the rims off the ground. I moved to the mountains recently and wanted tires that feel a bit more connected to the road.I have always preferred Pirelli’s on my cars and motorcycles. The Snow Control tires dramatically improved how my FIAT handles on the wet and dry twisty mountain roads around here. The aggressive tread really grips the road. It’s Spring, so there’s no snow, but there are wet leaves after it rains. Yes, there is a “hum”but it’s subtle, an indicator that the tires are gripping the road.I don’t expect to test them in deep snow since the FIAT rides low, but if they handle this well in the rain, I doubt a few inches of snow are going to be a problem for these tires.”Spirited” driving style means something when you live in the mountains. Roads are sometimes narrow, they often don’t have shoulders – or even barriers to keep you from impromptu off-roading, there’s no street lights at night, lots of blind turns, and various animals that cross the road at the wrong time. Also, it’s a FIAT 500 Sport. It’s easy to get a little enthusiastic when you drive these cars.

  2. Drove with these tires on my Fiat 500 Abarth in 16 inches of snow and felt as confident as my Subaru Forester with all season tires. Amazing value for the price.

  3. These tires were the best tires in the snow! I put these on my 2009 Ford Focus and was amazed on how well they gripped the road! I could not even get the tires to lose traction in the light snow or deep! The Snow Control Serie 3 tires is a set I would put on my mothers car.I took these tires on a road trip from MN to CA on xmax day of 2015. There were some blizzards and lots of snow and ice across the country and these tires never let me lose confidence even in white out conditions.Noise level was above acceptable! quietest snow tires I have heard!

  4. Quiet and smooth riding on dry roads with good wet, snow and ice traction. Good handling as well.

  5. I am a Lyft/Uber driver, so I put a lot of miles on tires. These Pirelli’s kept me on the road, with confidence, all winter long. Love the traction they provide and tire wear isn’t bad either. Would recommend.


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