This is the first time I have ever run a snow tire and wheel, should of bought these years ago. I'm on my 3rd winter with these General Altimax snow tires. From day one I have noticed how well these tires work in snow, ice/sleet, and very cold low temps. The soft compound these are made of provide a very smooth and quite ride along with great stability and control in less than perfect weather. I'm convinced that this purchase was one of the best I've ever made!! I will never NOT have a set of snow tires again for any car I buy, even if that vehicle is AWD/4WD. Thank you very much General and Tire Rack!!