If you get GOOD snow tires they are good for both. Bridgestone Blizzak
and Dunlop Graspic are two that come to mind that are pretty good on
both ice and snow. I have Graspics on both vehicles and the daughter's
Whe I lived in cold country, we used to have the steel studs put in
snow tires and that definitely makes them better on ice.
I think I had some siped or little cuts made across the tread but
this isn't as good as studs.
In IN they are legal from Oct to May. The reason that they are illegal is
that on clear pavement they can do damage to the roads.
"Tim or Linda firstname.lastname@example.org>" <lt<dot> wrote in message
I installed studs on thousands of tires between 1968 and 1971. Then
Ontario banned them, and I pulled studs on close to a thousand tires
By the way, the studs were not steel - they were tungsten carbide.
There are hard plastic studs available now, and apparently they WILL
be legal next year in northern Ontario.
The best all around tire for winter is a WINTER tire. Not snow
tires, which are designed for deep snow. Winter tires have a
less aggressive tread pattern than snows and are constructed with
a top layer of rubber, about 5/16 deep that is formulated to stay
sort in cold weather, laid over ordinary rubber to the wear
indicators. Unlike ordinary all season tires, winter tires do
not get hard at temperatures below 20 degrees. Like a motorcycle
tire the rubber is soft, for added traction, but wears off in
around 10,000 miles. The layer below extends the life of the
tire when summer arrives. Blizzaks are one brand that comes to
mind. They are however for from the best brand one can buy and
there are several. Vriedistiens, made in Holland. are much
better. They cost around the same price, but nome of them are
cheap. Winter tires are best when used on all four wheels but
the can be installed on just the drive wheels on RWD cars. RWD
cars are not nearly as likely to loose steering control, during
deceleration, as FWD cars
Really? Where are those? Here in Colorado we often have Chain or adequate
snow tire restrictions but usually for only short periods of time. I don't
know of any that require them all winter although there are some rural roads
where it might be recommended or even necessary.
What 'Pennsylvania' do you live in? Apparently not the same one
I do. Please let me know what section of Title #75, the Pa Motor
Vehicle Code, I can find that law ;)
Well snow is snow and ice is ice.I would consider investing in some
cable type tire chains. Otherwise wait for the salt trucks to do their
thing..... Don't be like the idiot who just HAD to go out in the middle
of a hurricane, to get a pack of smokes?????
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