I have a new, to me, '05 Escape, AWD. I've had AWD cars before, but I'm
getting tired of swapping tires every fall and spring. I live at a ski
resort, so I have to deal with snow and ice in the winter, but is there an
all-season tire that will work for me in the winter? Maybe not quite as
good as a Blizzak but won't scare the crap out of me when it's starts
"All Season" is a misnomer they are not good in snow, particularly when it
is below ten degrees. You need "Winter Tires," that will remain pliable to
well below zero, not "Snow tires" with their more aggressive tread, .
I have been drive Mustang GT convertibles year round and use winter tires
from Thanksgivings day till April 15th. I've tried them all and have found
Goodyear winter tires to be the best, with the best price as well.
Blazzak's were the worst, because they had a tendency to want to slip
sideways on wet roads. The very best were Vredasteins when I had Mustangs
with smaller wheels but they do not make a tire to fit the 2010 Mustang
The short answer is no
either buy yourself 4 wheels and 4 winter tires and preserve your
factory wheels... (really is this a big job? 30 minutes twice a year
for yourself, or a shop to do?)
Or you can run your winter tires year round, and don't forget they wear
significantly more than a summer (all season) tire due to the softer
rubber compound and bigger lugs. (some are more noisy also)
Don't think for a minute you can get good results from any all season in
the snow, especially if you live at a ski resort... you would be one of
the more important people that should have snow tires
don't let me meet you on your resort if you choose to run those all
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