I've read many reviews regarding these tires stating that these tires made their car feel like a 4-wheel drive vehicle. The truth is, they do not. I've owned 4wds all of my life and these tires cannot compare to 4-wheel drive and good tires. Let me explain... do these tires dramatically help my car in the snow? Absolutely. Do they inspire confidence that my all seasons would never be able to do in the snow? Yes. Can I spin my front tires in the snow with ease? Yes I can. I have a lot of hills where I live here in NJ. We recently had about a foot of snow.. and on average hills, my car made it up very well, but the tires would break loose a bit. And my speed wasn't as fast as I would have liked. But yes, the tires made it possible for me to proceed up the hill. Did it turn my car into 4wd? No. Would I recommend these to anyone looking for a safer ride in the snow.. yes of course. They really help. But just don't expect you can drive 'anywhere' in the snow... like up steep hills.