Answers to All Your Winter Tire Questions

Winter Driving Tire Rack hears lots of questions regarding the use of snow tires. Many people are considering winter tires right now, so check out Tire Rack's answers to the most frequently asked questions shown below. 
  • Do I really need winter tires?
  • Won't all-season tires work just fine?
  • Why four winter tires?
  • What if my car has traction control?
  • What if my car has ABS brakes?
  • What if my car has front-wheel drive?
  • What if my car has all-wheel drive?
  • Isn't it better to stay off the roads if it's really bad?
  • Won't it help if I just drive slowly and carefully?
  • Aren't winter tires expensive?
Using winter / snow tires will take the white knuckle driving out of winter, but remember to use snow tires in the manor they where intended to be used. Things like ABS, all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, stability control systems and terrain management systems are just tools that work in conjunction with tires to start, stop and steer the vehicle safely.

Comments

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by Robert Corwin

What would be the best winter tires for traveling through heavy snow on unplowed urban streets? Slow, stop and go driving with a two wheel drive full size pick up truck as well as some freeway travel.

Thank you
Monday, November 13, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Robert,

What is the year, make and model of your vehicle?

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