Thursday, November 11, 2010

Winter Tires

Fellow drivers, it's that time of year again! I've already put my winter tires on, but for those who don't have a set for their vehicle, I wanted to pass on this year's Consumer Search review! I found it very helpful for last year's purchase.

Michelin X-Ice Xi2

Best winter tire

    prosGeneral Altimax Arctic
  • Superior grip on ice and snow
  • Durable
  • Quiet
  • Low rolling resistance means better gas mileage
cons
  • Poor wet- and dry-road grip in some tests

 

  

 

General Altimax Arctic

"Budget snow tire" 

    prosMichelin X-Ice Xi2
  • Impressive on icy, snowy and wet roads
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive
  • Studdable
cons
  • Unimpressive on dry roads
  • Less ice grip than Michelin X-Ice Xi2

 

 

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 5

Studded snow tire

    prosNokian Hakkapeliitta 5
  • Great on snow and ice
  • Studded tire for cars, SUVs, minivans and light trucks
cons
  • Braking performance on dry or wet pavement
  • Noisy on dry pavement
  • Expensive

43 comments:

  1. @TechnoMac, I bought a set of General Altimax Arctic's. i live on the west coast, so the ground is usually just wet from rain as opposed to snow/ice. plenty of grip in all winter conditions though.. plus they're fairly cheap

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  2. Nice info here, I live in the southwest but tend to visit the northwest

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  3. Useful for me, even there's not a lot of snow here.

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  4. Oh yes.. it's that time again >.<

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  5. Good stuff to know. People don't think about getting winter towers enough.

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  6. Hope it's going to snow again this year.

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  7. aw shucks. i just get the cheapest tires at sears HAHA!

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  8. picked up a set of blizzaks, cheap and effective

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  9. Good thing I live in an area where I don't have to worry about snow tires, but good info!

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  10. michelin, all the way. michelin is pretty much the only brand i'll buy. always worth the extra $$.

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  11. awesome post here for the tires very helpful , thanks

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  12. Lol, I don't even have a car XD

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  13. Good info, I use Goodyear brand myself.

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  14. man i kinda wish i lived in a place where i could reasonably stud my tires! i love the snow

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  15. this is a good follow up to your last post

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  16. nice, I'm looking forward to the next one

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  17. nice, helpful post! fortunately it doesn't snow in FL, so i don't need winter tires

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  18. I don't drive but I would choose the studded ones.

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