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The Best Winter Snow Tires in 2017

Updated on January 8, 2017

Finding The Best Winter Tires

We all know the importance of good snow tires in the winter weather. Winter tires can be the difference between getting in an accident and avoiding an accident because you were able to keep your grip on the icy roads. If you live in a cold climate, perhaps you know the true value of having the best winter tires. I know I learned the hard way a couple years ago when I bought cheap snow tires and I slipped on the ice.

Studded Tires are another way to ensure that you keep your tires keep their grip on the icy roads.

The Best Snow Winter Tires in 2017

Nokian WR G2 - A tire company well known for making high quality all season tires. Nokian Tyres was the first tire manufacturer to run production using earth friendly oils. This particular tire is great for all season use, and allows substantial grip in winter conditions.

Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3 - Michelin's best winter tire or snow tire. This type of tire works great for sports coupes or sports sedans that may still be driven in winter conditions or icy conditions. For example if you drive a BMW, and you still want to drive your performance vehicle during the winter: Your most ideal tire would be the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3. This tire is designed to perform well on dry roads, wet roads, and snow packed roads.

Goodyear Ultra-Grip Performance 2 - Designed to perform great on dry roads and maintains exceptional ratings for wet roads and roads with ice, snow and winter conditions. Some of the key benefits that the Goodyear Ultra-Grip Performance 2 tires offer are: Extra grip under wet and slippery conditions like snow, ice and wet roads, improved wet and dry handling performance and improved dry braking, aquaplaning or hydroplaning and slush-planing resistance, increased grip on all types of surfaces when temperatures are cold, and a silent, quiet and comfortable ride.

Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 - Bridgestone's studless winter tire designed for wet roads and snow packed, icy conditions. Works great, very affordable. Ideal for coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles that frequently drive in the snow and icy roads.

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D - Great tires for icy and snowy roads. The tire contains a sticky compound that becomes activated during cold temperatures. These tires are made to constantly adapt to different temperatures and different road conditions. Provides excellent handling and traction in slushy conditions and dry roads. The 3D sipes on the edges of the tire actually open to provide additional traction.

Toyo SnowProx S 952 - A high performance winter tire for high performance cars. Designed for drivers that need extra traction in the winter while maintaining all season traction for dry roads as well. Ideal for sports cars, crossovers and other vehicles that demand maximum traction.

As a word of advice, you can find most of the snow tires available on Amazon and in most cases you will find that the prices on amazon are cheap and very competitive with tire shops.


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      4 years ago

      If you already have the tires I say use em. Don't burn them, hoeewvr. I can't imagine there is any concern about the quality of the veggies since what that really depends on is the soil you put them in and how you fertilize etc. They make rubber mulch these days probably from old tires One critter warning if you are not going to turn the tires inside out to eliminate the ridges, or if you are going to store tires, I would give you a caveat about mosquitoes who LOVE to breed in the little bit of water that usually sits in those ridges. Make sure the tires are packed tight with soil.If you don't have tires already, I don't see an advantage to this method over any other raised bed method.There are lots of unanswered questions that would help determine what the best garden situation is for you :Do you want raised beds because you have trouble up and down? If that is the case, build a box (make the bottom out of screening and landscape fabric so water will flow through) and set it on top of some table legs or horses.Or is it because you only have a little bit of space? Container gardening is easily done with vegetables. See the book Movable Harvest for really great ideas. You can use pretty much anything you can put a drainage hole in (provided it didn't have chemicals in it first!).Personally, I think anytime you are recycling something for a good use it is worthwhile but for the love of God PLEASE don't buy new tires to try this project out!Just in case you DO have a bunch of tires laying around, I attached a link to a site that has many ideas for using them up in the garden.Good luck to you and your dad!

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      9 years ago

      I had some Michelin winter tires on my ford explorer and I must say that the difference was remarkable. Buying winter or snow tires is definitely an investment that should be strongly considered if it snows in your area.

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      9 years ago

      I have the Michelin pilot snow tires on my ford explorer and I get amazing traction in the snow. I highly recommend the michelins.


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