- Nanopro-Tech + RC Polymer
- Zig-Zag / 3D Sipes
- Optimized Tread Width
- Multicell® Compound
Bridgestone Blizzak Tires Demand Tough Winter Tires
Challenge winter with Bridgestone Blizzak tires, designed to help you grip in snow, ice, and cold.
Blizzak Tire Technology & Benefits
Explore the expert engineering behind Bridgestone’s Blizzak tires, winter tires that have proven themselves to be one of winter’s toughest competitors. Utilizing NanoPro-Tech polymers, multi-cell tubes, and 3D ZigZagSipes, these Bridgestone tires offer enhanced grip, flex, and bite to ensure you can handle whatever the coldest conditions throw at you.
Blizzak tires continue to blitz the competition. Consumers and critics alike praise the Bridgestone Blizzak as one of the best winter tires on the road. (Thanks, GearPatrol, Consumer Reports, and Car and Driver!) But Blizzak tires don't just perform well in snow and ice. They also deliver solid handling in cold dry weather, when there’s no moisture on the road. All in all, Bridgestone Blizzak tires help you confidently conquer the sometimes treacherous conditions of winter. No need to freak out when the snowflakes start falling! Don't get left out in the cold – choose Blizzak tires and enjoy confident driving no matter the forecast.
Blizzak Specifications & Speed Rating
With Bridgestone Blizzak tires, winter can stay a wonderland. These winter snow tires are made to stand up to all winter weather conditions, with enhanced grip, flex, and bite.
NANOPRO-TECH™ + RC POLYMER
We won’t get into all the scientific stuff about the NanoPro-Tech™ and RC polymer technology that’s built into Bridgestone Blizzak tires. What you really care about is what this technology does, right?
NanoPro-Tech™ can improve tire grip in wet conditions, as well as improve fuel efficiency, wear resistance, and durability. Meanwhile, the RC polymer reinforces the Blizzak tire to enhance grip on icy and snowy roads.
NanoPro-Tech™ and RC polymer form a powerful duo that can keep your vehicle from slipping and sliding when you’re driving in rough winter weather.
ZIG-ZAG / 3D SIPES
You might say that the Blizzak’s zig-zag / 3D sipes put some teeth into winter driving.
These zig-zag (or horizontal and vertical) sipes are small, narrow slots molded into the tread element. They increase the number of “biting edges” to enhance traction on icy roads.
OPTIMIZED TREAD WIDTH
Trekking through snow and slush is made easier with the optimized tread width of Bridgestone Blizzak tires. With Blizzak tires, you can put snow and slush in the rearview mirror.
Blizzak tires were the first tires designed and manufactured using Bridgestone’s patented multicell® tread compound. What does this mean for you, the driver? A safer ride in wintry conditions. After all, a good road trip means staying on the road.
The multicell® compound creates millions of microscopic pores — not unlike the pores of your skin. These pores remove the thin layer of surface water that can allow the car to slide on ice. This revolutionary technology paves the way for an increased tread contact area and, most importantly, better grip.
Did You Know?
When the temperature dips into the 40's, it's time to switch to winter tires.
Blizzak Tire Q&A
How do Blizzak tires work so well?
You can give some credit to polar bears for the peak performance of Blizzak tires.
Bridgestone engineers examined how a polar bear’s paws stay soft in cold weather, allowing them to grip the ice. They then developed tire technology that would mimic the gripping ability of a polar bear’s paw. And this bear-inspired technology is now part of Blizzak tires.
Thanks, polar bears! You’re helping drivers of Blizzak-equipped cars stay safe on the road!
Who are Blizzak tires designed for?
No matter whether you’re driving a compact car, coupe, sedan, minivan or truck, studless Bridgestone Blizzak tires can give you peace of mind in the wintertime when you’re dropping the kids off at school, commuting to work, or going over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house.
Can I use Blizzak tires all year?
As great as Blizzak tires are, they’re meant for driving in the winter, not the warmer months of spring and summer. Driving on Blizzak tires in warm weather could cause them to wear faster, and lead to reduced gas mileage and compromised handling. We’ve got plenty of other tires that can meet your year-round needs, though.
Where can I buy Blizzak tires?
Buy Blizzak tires online or in-store at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Find out why motorists are so revved up about Bridgestone Blizzak tires today!