I bought these tires for driving in the PA winters. i wanted something that would give me good traction on road and off road, but my main concern was snow due to having a camp in the mountians of pa and on untreated back roads in the winter. So far i have had the chance to take these through 4 inches of snow and muddy roads and have not had a single issue. In fact i was on a steep incline with these tires that was muddy and snow covered and never took the vehicle out of 2 wheel drive the tires just dug in and climb right up the hill. i will defintely be buying these tires again.