I have Michelin Artic Alpins, on both cars, a Chev Malibu and Ford Focus.
The Artic Alpins are a good urban winter tires and great in ice conditions.
This tire is now replaced by Michelin X Ice and from what I have been told
this tire is a good as the Artic Alpins.. The Alpins are used 6 months of
the year and we are now on the 4th season with about 50% of tread left. I
looked at Blizzaks initially, but from what I found out talking to folks who
had them was Blizzaks wear out really fast. The Crappy Tire winter tires are
a Bridgestone tire I believe. Go with the Michelin Tires they are a better
bet for Icy urban conditions.
I am located in Canada (Montreal)and I have to buy new winter tires, but
I don't know which one to choose. I drive 100 KM per day, half is
highway and half is city. Which tires have the best bang for the buck?
Walmart's, Motomaster,Toyo, Kelly, Bridgstone, Michelin, GoodYear,
Hankook?!?! Are tey all about the same and the price difference goes
with the branding? Should I buy snow of ice tires?