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Snow Tires Review
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Summary

Snow tires are a great thing. Their design allows any car to go through the snow like it's not even there. A rear wheel drive sports car with snow tires will handle better than a 4WD SUV with all seasons. The reason is because 4WD/AWD only gets you going. But once you get going, it's the tires that keep you driving straight, and most importantly of all, it's the tires that do the braking. So what are the best snow tires out there?

Well we've compared everything that's available right now, and here are our top picks.

If you are on a budget, we recommend the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70. It's an affordable tire that will get you going....and it's one of the most popular winter tires out there.

If you can spend a bit more we recommend upgrading to the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D. This is a great middle ground. Best of all, this is a performance winter tire, so it handles quite well, yet it costs only a few bucks more than the regular snow tires.

And if you want to go all out and money is no object, we recommend the Pirelli Winter Sottozero...unlike the other winter tires, this one is designed to be operated in the spring/fall...and is designed to go on performance cars.

Value

When it comes to snow driving, a regular set of Blizzaks is great. If you have the cash, upgrading to the Dunlops is the smart choice since you'll get a lot more snow performance out of them. We don't recommend the Pirellis unless you are driving a high end sports car.

The Good
All of these models will help you get going, stop, and will make winter a lot less stressful.
The Bad
Winter tires aren't supposed to be used in the summer. If you do, you'll go through the set in no time flat...mostly because they use a special rubber compound.
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