I bought these tires after reading all the reviews, in preparation for driving across country in October from NC to CO. Not sure if I'd hit snow when I got there. I have to say, these have a very aggressive tread pattern. I fully expected some extra highway noise, but noticed little to none. They drive smoothly. I was especially impressed with the way my tires grab now when I take off too quickly from a stop. My other tires would briefly spin then eventually take off. These tires take about a half second and then grab and the truck takes off!! It's amazing! I never spin anymore. They have great traction... I've been off road, in the mud, dirt, gravel, and wet and dry pavement. No snow, yet... But, I have 100% confidence that these tires will get the job done. And the price was great! I was so impressed with these tires, that I bought General Tires for my daughter's sports car recently, for her safety. Don't remember what model they are, but so far they are working well for her as well. I will be buying General tires for all our trucks and cars in the future.