Originally Posted by _ANTI
living in southeastern wisconsin, we get really unpredictable winters. i am trying to decide if i really need snow tires, or just really good all seasons, seeing as "most" days the roads are just wet and more salt covered than anything, but there are quite a few days that there are more than a few inches of snow on the roads...
What would really justify the reasoning to buying a snow tire over an all season?
If you have summer rubber on your wheels then getting winter/snow tires would be the way to go, there are no trade offs when you have rubber specific to each season.
All season tires do not do the winter or summer experience nearly as well as dedicated tires.
If you're on a budget and can't afford to buy both summer and winter tires, then consider all season tires. While you're at it, a really good all season tire is the Continental DWS - (Dry, Wet, Snow).