Bridgestone Weather Control A005

Bridgestone has designed the Weather Control A005 to meet the needs of consumers who are looking for year-round convenience and safety - For drivers who want to stay in control, with the same tyres, all year round regardless of sun, rain or occasional snow.

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 is legally compliant 365 days a year thanks to its qualified performance on snow, certified by the 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) marking.

The A005 is available in 68 sizes for 15” to 20” rims, it will immediately cover demand for 94% of passenger cars and on-road SUVs, with additional sizes being made available in 2019.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone A001 and this tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 EVO.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 72%
Wear 57%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 58%
Snow Grip 64%
Ice Grip 59%

Tyre review data from 68 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 364,753 miles driven.

The Weather Control A005 is ranked 37th of 49 All Season Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 Sport Auto All Season Tyre Test - 4th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Quite balanced performance on snow for an all-season, decent grip in the wet, cornering, precise and quite similar to a summer tire in the dry.
  • Negative - Comparatively narrow threshold range on snow, low aquaplaning resistance, faintly audible, humming road noise at low speeds.
  • Overall - Good.
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2020 Tyre Reviews All Season Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Good in the dry, best on test in the wet, very low rolling resistance, highest levels of comfort, low noise.
  • Negative - Low grip in the snow for an all season tyre, average aquaplaning resistance.
  • Overall - The WeatherControl A005 excels in the dry and wet, and has the highest levels of comfort. It is the all season tyre to pick if you live in a climate which sees very little snow.

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2020 ADAC SUV All Season Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Top marks in the dry and wet.
  • Negative - Very weak in the snow.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82V   C A 71 6.78kgs
185/55 R15 86H XL   C A 70 7.29kgs
195/55 R15 89V XL   C A 71 7.19kgs
185/60 R15 88V XL   C A 70 7.38kgs
195/60 R15 92V XL   C A 71 7.63kgs
175/65 R15 88H XL   C A 70 7.03kgs
185/65 R15 92H XL   E A 72 10.61kgs
185/65 R15 92V XL   C A 70 7.21kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C A 71 7.75kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   E A 71 11.43kgs
195/65 R15 95V XL   C A 71 7.75kgs
205/65 R15 99V XL   C A 71 8.46kgs
195/45 R16 84H XL   C A 71 6.80kgs
195/55 R16 91V XL   C A 71 7.55kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 71 8.35kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.07kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 71 8.70kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   E A 71 10.80kgs
215/55 R16 97V XL   C A 71 9.10kgs
225/55 R16 99W XL   C A 71 9.52kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   C A 71 8.51kgs
205/60 R16 96V XL   E A 72 9.83kgs
235/60 R16 104V XL   C A 71 10.78kgs
215/65 R16 102V XL   C A 71 9.77kgs
215/70 R16 100H   C A 71 10.27kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   C A 71 9.42kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   C A 71 9.12kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   C A 72 11.96kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C A 71 9.12kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 71 9.53kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 71 10.47kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 71 10.05kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 71 10.31kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C A 71 9.38kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 71 9.59kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 72 13.55kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 71 10.50kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL   C A 72 9.94kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   C A 71 10.62kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C A 71 10.86kgs
215/60 R17 100V XL   C A 72 9.92kgs
215/60 R17 100V XL         11.50kgs
215/60 R17 100V XL   C A 72 9.85kgs
225/60 R17 103V XL   C A 71 10.66kgs
225/65 R17 106V XL   C A 71 11.19kgs
235/65 R17 108V XL   B A 71 11.76kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   C A 72 12.50kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C A 71 9.10kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   C A 71 11.42kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 71 10.03kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   C A 71 10.34kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 71 10.38kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 71 10.84kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 72 13.48kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C A 71 12.65kgs
245/50 R18 100V   C A 71 12.02kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL   C A 71 12.28kgs
225/55 R18 98V   C A 71 11.30kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL   B A 72 13.23kgs
225/60 R18 100H   C A 71 11.10kgs
235/60 R18 107V XL   B A 71 11.92kgs
235/65 R18 106V   C A 71 15.34kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   C A 71 11.11kgs
275/40 R19 105Y XL   C A 71 12.93kgs
215/50 R19 93T C+       10.20kgs
255/50 R19 107W XL   C A 72 13.03kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL   C A 72 14.19kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL   C A 71 10.42kgs

Questions and Answers for the Bridgestone Weather Control A005

2018-07-13 - This size seems very expensive. What are they made of - silk and gold?

I would hope so at that price! It might just be that the A005 is a new tyre and they haven't actually got prices for 195/45 R16 yet.

2018-09-21 - I'm buying a new car, it has 205/45r17 tyres. I'll drive for 10k kilometers every year, so I guess the best choices it's a 4 season tyres. I live in Italy and there is always high temps, we go under ten degrees for two months a year more or less. It's a strange tyre configuration..there aren't michelin crossclimate or goodyear 4 season for that size. I found just Nokian weatherproof, this Bridgestone and Vredestein Quatrac 5. Umm. Can you give me an advice? Maybe I can take this 4 wheels for summer and i'll take another 4 for winter, maybe with an higher shoulder of the tire, but I don't know if the shopping will be worth it. Thank you in advance!

Have you seen the latest all season tyre buying guide? This should give you a good indication of what to buy!

2018-11-03 - I've never changed my cars tyres for Winter before, but now have a performance car (leon cupra 300) with uhp summer tyres and have been told I must get them off before the really cold weather to avoid them cracking up. I want the maximum performance possible but a tyre that I can leave on through the winter whether it falls below -10°c or sneaks back up over 10°c. Not bothered about snow/ice performance as I live in south east and always drove through snow/ice before on pilot sports without any trouble lol. My only choice for all weather is these, otherwise it has to be a winter tyre. Michelin alpine 4's also fit but cost loads more. Do you think these Bridgestones are my best option? Thanks

These seem to be a good all season option if dry and wet is your priority, however any siped tyre designed to work in snow is going to reduce the dry handling of a sports car / hot hatch, so don't expect too much from them!

2018-12-18 - I'm curious about the low score for wear - could I ask where this comes from as they've not been around long and the reviews are all low miles. They seem a good alternative to the michelin cross climate+, but not if they wear much quicker.

Looking at the database entries for each review, the wear marks for the A005 seem to be guesses. I'd wait until there's more data or a magazine test which tests wear to make up your mind (or buy a set and let me know!)

2019-05-17 - My question is about the suitability of these all season tyres instead of winter tyres in the south east of the UK. I have two sets of wheels for my car and experience of both summer and winter tyres. Given the UK weather in the south east I typically put winter tyres on for only a a few months (Nov-March) and during that you often get days where the temp is above the circa 7 degrees where winters are best. So would an all season tyre like this one be better for my normal winter conditions which do not involve snow but where you do have lots of rain and cold and frosty days? Also would all season tyres extend the optimum period so that I could use for them for a longer period say start October to end April?

Yes, I believe a wet optimised all season tyre like this or the Michelin CrossClimate can be used as a winter tyre for the mild uk climate. They will still vastly out perform a summer tyre if we see any snow.

2019-10-03 - Hello, just got a Mercedes Marco Polo campervan (RWD) and am interested as to whether an all season tyre like this would give better traction on wet grass / mud? I need 245/45 r19's and this is the only premium option I can find to fit. Currently shod with Pirelli P Zeros. As it’s a campervan, I’m not bothered about dynamic handling, but it doesn’t need to be any Wobblier! Any thoughts?

All season tyres can certainly offer slightly increased mud and grass traction thanks to more edges (sipes) and a chunkier tread pattern.

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £80.99 - £89.68 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £141.29 - £146.10 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 31 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Reviews

Opel Astra Hatch 1,0T (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 0 easy going miles
Brand new All Weather tyres for the upcoming season.
Aprox. 7,3mm tread depth.
They are replacing the OEM Michelin Energy Saver+, an so far the feel more quiet, and a bit softer and giving a more comfortable ride.
They are priced in the same range as the Goodyear, Continental, and Michelin, so we will have to wait and see how long they will last.

Helpful 169 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2018
Given 53% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Blue Eff. auto (225/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 easy going miles
I bought those tyres for British winter, but obviously tyres is rubbish at cold weather. It's too dangerous to drive. It's impossible to handle the vehicle on snow. A been driving a cheap budget tyres and even those miles are better then Bridgestone a005.
Breaking distance is unbelievable bad. My wife was scare to sit next to me. I'm not talking about driving.
I wouldn't recommend to buy 100% NO.
Helpful 44 - tyre reviewed on January 10, 2019
Given 100% while driving a Mercedes Benz E220Cdi (225/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,200 easy going miles
Wonderful feeling to drive in rain,dry,ice.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on December 30, 2018
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Latest Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Reviews

Given 85% while driving a Renault (195/55 R20) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Very good tyre I have tested it in all conditions from 0 to -10c including ice and snow and I can say that they have never put a foot wrong
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2022
Given 71% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 14,500 average miles
When I first got these tyres I was very happy. Nice ride, great in the wet & snow performance was fine in the 1 day we had snow (2-3 inches). However, rear offside developed a noise which turned out to be cupping after only 8K miles (2 years motoring due to Pandemic). Replaced with 2 Vredestein Quatrac Pros as advise was that directional all season tyres were prone to deformations. As they are asymmetric they seem fine. On first MoT at 14500 miles the remaining 2 A005s had worn down a lot & especially FNS which had bad wearing to inside rim. The FOS was deforming as well. Car's tracking was out by no more than 1mm. In all on the face of it they seemed good tyres but had wear issues I have never had in over 40 years with both summer & winter tyres. These are my first all-season tyres so rather disappointed. I hope the Vredestein fare better.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on October 4, 2022
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Given 42% while driving a Skoda (185/65 R15) on mostly motorways for 12,000 easy going miles
Put a pair of these on the front of a Skoda Fabia (95ps 1.0TSI). Mostly steady 65-70mph motorway driving, and after 12,000 they're down to wear bars and sides of the tread are showing age cracking. Terrible tyres in this small size. Just replaced with Kumho ES31 summers (similar to the factory fit ES01).
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2022
Given 63% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B7 2.0 TDI 140hp Estate (215/55 R16) on mostly town for 27,000 average miles
I'm pretty disappointed in the end mainly because the tires only lasted 27.000 km all in all, but the performance drop was huge after say 20.000 km. The tires have very little grip both in the dry and the wet, the wheels spin easily even in 2nd gear, even in the dry and we are talking about a 1.5 ton 140 bhp car. I don't use the car much in the winter, but last winter convinced me, that it's time for new tires, the car was all over the place, it didn't feel safe anymore. I found them pretty noisy as well, but the handling was very good. I will replace them with the new Michelin Cross climate 2, let's see how they'll perform.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on May 31, 2022
Given 63% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
Bought these tyres in April 2020. Have done 9000 miles in UK driving on all roads. Noise developed on rear near side, similar to faulty wheel bearing sound. This was since a service in Sept 2021. The car is fine. Wheel alignment spot on. Rotated tyres rear to front. Noise moved to front near side. No effect on steering. Car drives perfectly. Noticed all tyres display ‘sawtoothing’. Also the noisy tyre in noticeably worn on the inside. Not apparent on the other three. Further, the sipes have worn completely on both shoulders at about every 7 or 8 blocks. Other tyres displayed the sipes worn across the width of the tyre, again about every 7 or 8 blocks. Very strange and nothing I have seen before in nearly 50 years of motoring. I am totally confident in the car but not these tyres. I suspect the quality & robustness of the tyre. Not dangerous but disconcerting. Will not buy again.
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on April 21, 2022
Given 43% while driving a Renault Mudus 1.5 DCI Oasis (185/70 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Based on my experience, the tyres performance wise were alright. On ice or snow - worse than the worst winter tyres, and probably better than the best summer tyres. Overall it wasn't too noisy. But they have worn down very badly in only 1.5 years during which they did only 15k miles. Imagine that: time zero - getting new tyres installed. time +1.5 years - visually the thread is looking low. time + 1.8 years - MOT warning (still a pass). Those tyres did not last long at all. Run from them. I do not recommend. Maybe for other cars it's a different story, but based on my experience - run. I will never buy this again, and I will attempt to look away from Bridgestone altogether. That said, other inspected brand (different tyres, different car) has it's own different problems, so you have to choose which negative you can take.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2022
Given 36% while driving a Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (225/60 R18) on for 4,000 average miles
Had these on a hired Ford Kuga, utterly useless in the snow/ice/slush and way too much understeer in the dry, not driven in wet so no comment on that aspect. However the incredibly poor winter performance shows that the "snowflake" mark on a tyre is unfortunately still no indication whatsoever of any kind of acceptable performance in these conditions - Avoid, if you must fit all-season tyres then go with Goodyear or Michelin.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on March 15, 2022
Given 83% while driving a Nissan Pulsar (195/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Disagree with the reviews criticising the grip in snow. Yes - you have to drive to suit the road conditions, but so far, these tyres haven't let me down. Considering they are 'all-season', to find a hybrid tyre that will handle all conditions is rare. I've used Michelin Cross-Climate previously and the Bridgestone Weather Control A005 tyres are at least on a par. Drove through heavy snow (yes-to the conditions) and felt the grip was good. Same goes for wet and dry conditions. Haven't had the tyres long enough to assess wear rate, but as a tyre with a good all round performance so far - no complaints.
Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on February 24, 2022
Given 60% while driving a SEAT Ateca Xcellence (225/45 R19) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
I bought a full set of these updated Aoo5evo to replace the set of Goodyear Vector 4Seasons I had on my previous car and absolutely loved. The Goodyear's did over 20000 miles and were in still great condition when sold the car. After 13.months and 11000 miles on my new, updated version of old car, I was shocked to be told by the garage during service and health check that they recommended changing very soon as were close to 2mm. I contacted Bridgestone as these are supposed to be extended wear and in comparison to Goodyear with same advanced driver and very similar car, doing same journey, they had lasted significantly less time. They came back with usual possible dismissive impact factors. Replacements will be the Goodyear again.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 23, 2022
Given 64% while driving a Volkswagen Golf sportsvan tsi 150 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
Grip and handling were ok in dry and wet. It’s performance in snow, was miles better than a summer tire. But after 20k (km), with one summer included, the tread patter started to loose pieces as I have only seen on winter units. I’d not buy it again.
Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on December 26, 2021
Given 62% while driving a Skoda (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 12 spirited miles
They're fine and ok in the snow but not as good as the Cross Climate. Although infinitely better than a summer tyre. The big problem is the wear, I have a powerful car with four wheel drive but they're nearly done after a year's use. Not very good value at all.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on September 15, 2021
Given 91% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
2 years ago I bought 4x Bridgestone Weather Control A005s. I've covered 21k miles on them, rotated the tyres once and now all are at 3mm of tread left. My driving is a good mix of motorway and fast, twisty A-roads up in the hills of Lancashire and the car is usually running heavy with people and kit on board. In wet weather these tyres provide plenty of confidence. There is lots of grip for fast driving on twisty roads with plenty in reserve for an emergency situation. When newer they happily tracked through standing water at speed and maintained your position on the road. On dry roads, in a family car, I think you'd be hard-pressed to notice the difference between these all season tyres and some dedicated summer tyres regarding grip levels and steering precision. I've had a few opportunities to drive on snow but no more than 2 to 4 inches deep. Fresh snow posed no real issues with gaining traction, even up moderate inclines. However, compacted snow showed the tyre's weakness whilst getting moving on slight uphill sections. Additionally, cornering grip ran out much earlier than expected. As an example, out in the sticks I had to make a right turn into a wide open junction on a mix of packed snow and slush. I was probably going 12mph, if that, and the tyres failed to follow the moderate amount of steering lock applied and skittered almost straight on towards the kerb. To prevent an expensive bit of wheel and suspension damage I hit the brakes and the ABS must've pulsed about 30 times to slow the car enough to allow the tyres to grip again. The tyres probably had about 5-6mm of tread at that time. I was very surprised by the lack of "bite" the tyres had on such a little amount of snow, especially given I have turned into this road 1,000s of times in different cars, on various tyres and in worse conditions. Having had cars fitted with Nokian WRA3s, WRD4s, WRD3s, Hankook Winter Icept*RS2s & various Goodyear Vector 4Seasons (Gen 1 & 2) I think the A005s beat them all in the wet and dry. But in the snow, the A005s come in last place by some margin. They're not terrible on snow but traction, braking and cornering are not a patch on the tyres listed above. Noise levels? There are no tiresome noises or irritating droning at motorway speeds. They're a good companion when travelling long distances and comfort levels are high. They seem to absorb road imperfections very well indeed. Fuel economy? Not noticed any difference between the A005s and the summer tyres previously fitted. Wear? Just over 20k miles (there might be another 5-8k left in them) given the types of roads I drive on I don't think is too bad. The A-road surfaces themselves are rough and scarred and the tyres take a lot of punishment in that respect, so I'm happy with that result. Would I recommend them / buy them again? Definitely, they're fantastic and I'm really happy with them (my wife bought the newer Evo version for her car). The only caveat that might change your mind is if you drive in hilly areas where it snows more frequently than in Lancashire. In which case, all things considered with my experience of the above tyres, buy the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons - I feel they're 90% of the A005s in the wet & dry but far superior in the snow. Just to contradict what I've written above, I'm currently waiting for the arrival of 4 Falken Euroall Season AS210s which will replace the A005s this October / November - I like trying different tyres out, you see!
Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on September 4, 2021