Along with most of the country, here in South Bend, Indiana we are getting hit with a bunch of snow. It's that time of year. We get it around the same time every year, and most people are prepared for it. Most people except my mom, that is. She drives a '98 Chevy Monte Carlo and the tires that she had on the vehicle were horrendous! And she knew it!
So, of course, she waits until after the first snowfall of the season to call me and ask if she can get some new tires put on. And the only reason that she did was because her driveway is on a fairly steep incline and she couldn't get up it! I kept pushing her to go for a winter / snow tire. I gave her all the reasons why and finally won her over. Not wanting to spend too much, we decided on the General AltiMAX Arctic without studs.
To put is simply...she's in love with these tires! The biggest change that she noticed is from a dead stop. She puts her foot on the gas, and the car goes. Tire spinning is a thing of the past for her. It further proves our point that all it takes is once to drive on snow tires and you'll be hooked! And I got off light with my Christmas shopping because the tires turned out to be her present! It's a win/win for everyone!