Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet Impala LT Sedan 3.9L V6 Engine With Rubber Valve Stems
Miles Driven on Tires: 30,000
Location: Toledo, Oh
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 (W-Speed Rated)
Initial Review: 30,000 miles on tires
January 17, 2013

I negotiated a new set of tires from the dealer that I bought my car from tires as part of the deal to buy the car I knew nothing about the tires but I figured that they were not going to be the greatest given what I had to go through to get him to buy them. When I asked the service advisor were they any good he assured me that they were even after I offered to pay the difference in price between those and a better set. I have had these for 2.5 Ohio winters (luckily last winters was very mild) and they are horrible in snow and ice my traction control light is always coming on when I accelerate from stop and the tires are always spinning and struggling to gain traction on pavement driving and stopping on light snow is very tricky and almost impossible in heavy snow in the summer on dry pavement they are great but anything else they are unacceptable from a safety standpoint. I bought a set of Goodyear Weatherhandlers for my previous 2002 Impala and they were great and I was looking to purchase another set before I did some research and found out about the Michelin Defenders and I am looking to purchase a set within the next few weeks (hopefully before the next snowfall) If you can help it spend more money if you live in a rainy or snowy area (unless you are a thrill seeker) you will be happy that you did.

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