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Old 12-19-13, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Tires that work well in the snow

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I have a 2005 AWD and it has Continental 235 55/18's on there. I don't have it with me so I'm not sure of the exact model of tire. In any case, they look fairly worn so I started looking at some options. Its mostly a commuter for my wife, but we do get snow regularly and will be using this car to go to Vermont (skiing/snowboarding ) somewhat regularly.

All the tires that pop up in that size seem fairly tame, more fore quiet efficient road handling. I do want that of course, but am look for opinions on what would do well in snow covered surfaces as well. I'm not looking to get a set of dedicated snow tires. And for all I know, most options will do fine but figured its always worth asking before I take the plunge.

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Old 12-19-13, 12:55 PM   #2
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Worst snow tire is better than the best all season tires - by consumer reports.
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Old 12-19-13, 06:28 PM   #3
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If you have the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology then you probably already have the best rated all-season tire for use in snow according to the surveys at Tire Rack. Would recommend you go there, look up your vehicle and size tire, and have a look at the surveys and reviews for the tires there as a basis for a decision.
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i've asked and looked around and a lot of people seem to like the Blizzak's!
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i've asked and looked around and a lot of people seem to like the Blizzak's!
If you want "snow" tires it is not a bad choice. However, that was not what the OP was asking since they did not want a dedicated set of snow tires. Other snow tires of choice are those from Nokian.
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Oem Michelin energy mxv4 are the best tires for all season and light snow use - worth the money!
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Old 12-20-13, 03:54 AM   #7
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Thanks for the response guys. First off, how did I miss that there was a dedicated tire forum, doh !

And its true, I'm not looking for dedicated snow tires. Even though we do drive in snow somewhat regularly, I don't think its enough for me to do a switch-over twice a year.

I've been reading reviews for sure, I just wanted to get opinions from people with first hand experience. I've had the Michelin's on other vehicles and they performed ok. I'll check out the Continental's online too.

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Nokian Hakkapeliita 7 SUV are the best!
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Nokian WR SUV..........snow tyres for sure but can be used all year around without a problem.

Not sure if they are available in the States, but if you buy Nokians you will have probably the best winter tyres available.
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