I bought these tires for my son's car last year because he had performance tires that would not do for the winter. The difference in snow between his car and our other vehicles with all season tires was amazing! We ended up using his car all winter when snow was an issue. Never had any problem with these tires in any conditions. In fact, the final straw in deciding to get these tires for my own Madza for this year came when we were inching along in a blizzard one day and my son blew by us in the left lane! I just had my own set put on my car this week, and am looking forward to driving in winter now.