Do I Need Snow Tires?
As we continue to prepare for the approaching winter and look for ways to deal with the impending Polar Vortex, many of us continue the struggle of simple commuting around town. Every year we see the tire shops filled with customers and the long lines out the door get us thinking…”Should I be getting snow tires? What do all these people know that I don’t? I’m a good driver so I can get around just fine without them, besides, I have front wheel drive!”
U.S. News and World Report’s John M. Vincent recently wrote an article trying to get to the bottom of these annual questions. Read the full article as he discusses the following issues:
- To Snow Tire, or Not to Snow Tire?
- All-Season Tires
- How Are Snow Tires Different?
- All Wheel Drive
- Studded Snow Tires and Other Alternatives
- Should I Buy Wheels for My Snow Tires?
- The Downside of Snow Tires
- Winter Driving Skills