For example, my son's 04 VW Golf's tires and wheels are the O.E. size and the recommended minimum speed rating is H (130 mph) and the minimum load capacity is S (standard load). We live in Indiana and the worst conditions we face are deep snow and ice during the winter. On my son's car we are not going to run a dedicated set of winter tires, so finding the tire that meets the minimum requirements for the vehicle and have the best snow and ice traction in an all-season tire would be ideal for my son.
If treadlife, noise or other factors are important as well, our Tire Decision Guide can help you sort out the tires that best fit your needs based on performance categories. If it helps you, a quick call to one of our sales specialists will confirm your choices and further answer any questions that you may have.