Thanks so much for all the previous help on this.
Am in my late 70's now, and frankly this all gets a bit confusing.
Would like to recommend for daughter-in-law something safe, and smart.
Recommending something is a big responsibility, and want to make the
If you could put up with a few more dumb questions from me, would be
TireRack doesn't carry Nokians, so I've been trying to dig out the info.
from other sites, but there are just so many compromises involved.
Worse than buying a new car, for sure.
Car in question is a 2010 Elantra SE.
Live in New England outside of Boston.
a. For the Michelin X-Ice XI 2, is this tire designed to be left on over
the summer ? Sure is a pain to change them.
b. I guess the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R is meant to be changed over
twice a year. True ?
I have on my car the Nokian WR G2, which I like very much for all
conditions, but for what they charge, the thread wear is really poor.
So, I am thinking of recommending the following:
1. If she does Not want to change over twice a year,
the Michelin X-Ice XI 2
(if I'm right that one doesn't have to with this tire ?
and, it's studless, right ?)
[good in summer ? thread wear ? caveats ?]
2. If she wants the "ultimate", safe, true snow tire (studless),
and Is willing to change over twice a year, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R
[pricey; woth the cost ? caveats ?]
Any and all thoughts and opinions would be most appreciated.
Again, thanks for all the help; really nice of you folks to take the
time to help me out.