Have driven these tires through 3 major storms and have not had a single issue with starting, turning, or stopping in the snow or slush. In deep snow, these tires just bite down and keep moving. Handling, noise, and ride in the dry are on par with an average all-season tire. These tires are average in the wet and are perfectly capable for normal day to day driving - definitely better than what I was expecting from previous reviews. My set of tires were made in Germany so that is a definite plus. I would definitely purchase again.