I put these tires on my 2005 and 2010 chevy cobalts. These tires still have tread wear left, but I don't wait until then, I go by mileage and sales. The road noise is due to the tires not being balanced when mounted the first time. I could not spin the tires on wet roads until now, so I know its time. No tire is good on ice. Let go of the wheel and enjoy the ride. With front wheel drive, these tires went through the snow packed driveway with little effort. Hopefully, I'll get another 67K out of the new set. With balancing, nitrogen fill, and alignment I should get a quitter ride. P.S. tire pressure is maintained at 35psi and not 33psi. This eliminates the outer wear sooner.