I have the 2014 focus se and live in Wv in the US. Does the se come with all season tires? I bought it brand new. It's the se. Without the select shift if that helps. Thanks.
The ContiProContacts that come from the factory are all season but their snow performance is atrocious. Absolutely terrible. I live in the Susquehanna valley and would never have considered taking the focus last winter when we had those heavy snows.I have the same exact car and it came with Continental tires. According to tirerack and ford, they are all season tires.
You're not guaranteed to wreck, but if these are the tires you'll have when you experience some of your first snows/freezing rain, you'll have a tough time.So am I basically guaranteed to wreck with these on? I've never driven in the winter time unfortunately.
I have the stock contis on mine as well and I had no problems with them last winter. And we got a huge amount of snow last year that i constantly was driving in. I think experience driving in the winter plays a part in how well your car does as well.Got my 3rd gen focus in October '13. just before the 3rd worst winter in Chicago history.I did just fine with the Conti's. Our 1st gen zx3 had Pirellis , 2 sets of Falkens , and now has Michelin Defenders. It also did well in Chicago winters. If you're really worried, tire rack has winter tires for under $400 per set
I don't know if US insurance companies do this, but in Canada, most insurers give you a bit of a break on premiums if you have winter tires for your car.I have the contiPro tires. As a college student I really can't afford tires on top of my insurance and car payment. What would be some recommended all season tires? My commute is literally half up Hill then down. Then next semester I have an hour commute.
Last winter was my first with the Focus and I was both impressed and frustrated with the stability control's performance. After having fun sliding around for many Iowa winters, the undefeatable stability control puts a big damper on that. I can pull the handbrake and kick the rear end out but stability control kicks in and gets it back in line immediately.Don't forget the car has stability control that will help out also.