For the first time ever, I put dedicated snow tires on my car. Although I have an SUV with AWD with 4WD lockout, I decided to invest in snow tires. The Blizzak set was installed just prior to a very large snowfall here in NW Indiana. I have to say, I was so very impressed with the traction in snow, ice and even the extremely cold temperatures. I cannot tell you how secure the car is now, please understand, I had nearly new Bridgestone H/L and was happy with the traction, the Blizzaks took the car to new levels of security.