When you search for winter tires online, you will quickly end up with tires with an M+S mark. But these are not necessarily winter tires, the M+S symbol can also appear on summer tires such as off-road tires. The letters stand for Mud + Snow. In many countries, however, it is mandatory to drive on at least these types of tires during the winter period.
The M+S marking used to be the indicator of a good winter tire, but in most countries this no longer applies. Nowadays, the 3PMSF marking is increasingly the standard for winter tires in Europe.
What does the 3PMSF symbol mean?
3PMSF stands for "Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake. The symbol is easily recognized by the three mountain points. In winter conditions, 3PMSF tires offer the best performance in terms of safety. The 3PMSF mark is awarded by a certified laboratory.
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