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Are M+S tyres winter tyres?

Your winter tyres

Not necessarily. This name us also used on tyres for 4x4s and on all-season tyres. Only the 3PMSF symbol shows the winter capabilities of a tyre.

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M+S marking on the sidewall means "Mud & Snow". All winter tyres carry this mark, but the reverse is not true. All tyres carrying this mark are not winter tyres.

The mark M+S is the result of autonomous classification by manufacturers. It can also be found on all-season tyres and on tyres for 4X4s.

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The only label that attests to measured winter capacities is a pictogram representing a snowflake on a mountain background. It was developed by American and Canadian manufacturers.

It is known by the acronym 3PMSF (Three Peak Mountain Snow Flake).