Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 Performance
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 by Pirelli is a snow & ice tire with an overall rating of 4.42 / 5. This places it in spot #3 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Dry Performance Rank
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 received a Dry Performance rating of 4.5 / 5. This ranks it #1 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is a very good rating, buyers love this tire for dry road performance and continue to be impressed!
Wet Performance Rank
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 received a Wet Performance rating of 4.5 / 5. This ranks it #4 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is a decent rating, buyers are typically pleased with its performance on wet roads and hydroplane resistance.
Comfort Performance Rank
“Comfort” performance relates to the tire’s quietness, and smoothness. Better ratings will keep tire ‘roar’ or road-noise to a minimum. Great for luxury cars, or anybody looking for a quieter cabin.
With a Comfort Performance rating of 4.3 / 5, the Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 is ranked #6 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This rating implies the tire is louder than most on the road, and/or typical buyers of this tire were generally used to quieter and smoother tires. It’s likely Pirelli was not focused on reduced road noise for the Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3.
Treadwear Performance Rank
Treadwear performance is a measure of how well the tire matched up to customers’ expectations of how many miles they will last. Keep in mind, this rating can be influenced significantly by users giving it 1-star or 5-stars because expectations were too extreme. Maybe their last set of tires lasted 100,000 miles and they now think all tires will last that long (that’s extremely rare). Or perhaps their alignment was really off, causing them to wear out in only a few thousand miles.
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 received a Treadwear Performance rating of 4.2 / 5. This ranks it #7 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
With this rating, most buyers were not very happy with how long this tire lasted. If you’re looking for a long-lasting tire, best pick something else.
Snow & Ice Performance
Snow/Ice Performance Rank
Snow and Ice performance is tested on a specifically designed track to simulate these environments. These ratings represent how confident drivers in these conditions felt on these tires.
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 received a Snow & Ice Performance rating of 4.4 / 5. This ranks it #4 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
These tires rated relatively well for snow/ice. While not the absolute best, you can depend on these tires to get you through light/medium snowfall and occasional ice. However, if you frequently have deep snow or lots of ice, it would be our recommendation to find tires that fairs better in this category.
Off-Road Performance Rank
The off-road ratings represent how satisfied other drivers were in these conditions. These conditions could include anything from dirt/gravel roads to extreme offroading/bouldering. If you intend to use these in more extreme conditions, we always recommend checking individual reviews on TireRack.com for specific examples.
The Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3 is not rated for off-road conditions, we do not recommend attempting anything beyond casual dirt roads on this tire.
Unfortunately, Pirelli does not offer a warranty on this tire for treadlife. However, TireRack.com usually offers their own road-hazard warranty that should take care of any unexpected potholes, screws, or other debris that causes tire damage.