I've had Blizzaks on several cars now and it still amazes me how much more traction they have in winter than standard all weather tires. Last winter I had to drive from Cleveland OH to Rochester NY on route 90 in intermittent blizzard conditions. I had cars all around me slide off the road with traction problems but I was steady as a rock. In my opinion if it saves one winter incident snow tires are worth the added expense and trouble for us snow belters. Incidently I purchased another set of Blizzaks this year for a new vehicle.