You might think that buying only 2 winter tires for the drive wheels will do the job and you are going to save some money. That is a wrong and dangerous decision and we would suggest skipping your preliminary plan. If you drive your car only with 2 tires, you risk sliding and weak control especially on quick turns. Do not hesitate but buy 4 new winter tires. This is a decent investment for your vehicle that is going to worth its price with time. And do not forget that when it comes to your safety and those of the passengers, any compromises are unnecessary.
Winter or all-season tires
Winter tires are the far better decision for wet, snowy and icy conditions. There is no doubt that you will feel much safer equipped with top brand winter tires compared to all-season. Ok, then what is their main disadvantage compared to all-season? Their lifespan is shorter, especially if you continue using them when the temperatures reach 10 degrees Celsius. The other disadvantage is that you will need a place for their storage when mounting the summer tires. All-season tires offer optimal quality, comfort and performance for your car on the road but you cannot compare them with the winter in harsh conditions of ice and snow. Their lifespan and durability are longer and you will save some time and money for mounting. The choice between both types will be strongly determined by the weather conditions in your residential area.
Are winter tires expensive
It depends on quite a number of factors. The current market is overflowed with hundreds of different types and brands, so the price range includes cheap as well as expensive tires for your car. It is up to your financial means but our strong advice is to invest a serious amount in a top brand model. If you make research online, you may save some cash. So, watch out for the best pricey offers.
What is the best winter tire
That is going to be a tough and fierce battle. Choosing only one brand and type is too subjective. Instead, we are going to present you a list with the best brand manufactures of winter tires for 2020:
- Bridgestone Blizzak WS80;
- Michelin X-Ice Xi3;
- Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3;
- Firestone Winterforce 2;
- Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT;
- Yokohama iceGUARD iG52C;
- Dunlop Winter Maxx WM01;
- Continental Wintercontact SI.