2nd set of these on my Jetta which has 167k miles on it. First set made 90k miles, this set is a little less and the wear may not last quite as long before I have to replace them (maybe 80k). I drive 500 miles a week, about 2/3 highway and 1/3 city. I've seen the traction assist light come on during heavy rain maybe 2-3 times in 6 years, I don't know whether to blame that on the tire, the car or perhaps the driver. In SC, we have no snow and rarely ice so I can't speak to that. I am looking at the 3rd set of this same tire for my next go around. Why mess with something that works?