Live near Grand Rapids, Michigan and last year was a VERY mild winter. Bought the CR-V Ex-L from Brad at Rivertown Honda April 2012 and have yet to need a rotation, but will be in for service very soon. Great car tire combo for all conditions we have seen to date, but no snow of any real kind yet...Yikes!! May opt for a winter set after reading the above post. CR-V is AWD, but that means nothing when trying to stop. Love the Honda, the dealership, and the tires. If there is a better all around tire I would like to know. All ears.