This is my biggest concern as I live in Wisconsin. I was talking about sliding in rain btw not on dry pavement. I have to punch it to make them slide on dry pavement.They are pretty loud and have terrible treadlife. Also, they are terrible in rain or snow. Everytime the road is wet, I lose grip way too often. Go on tirerack.com and check out the survey results for the Bridgestone Turanzas EL400-02 (I'm assuming you have the same oem tire).
I'm really thinking of getting new tires for mine. The stock ones seem to slip a decent amount, I just can't get over the hump of purchasing new tires for a car with < 5k miles
Someone tell me it's a good idea .
Your welcome.Never even considered tire shops having a trade-in policy. Thanks for that advice.
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE
2012 Mazdaspeed 3
I've heard a lot (I mean A LOT) of people praising Continental DWS for its capability in snow. Also Kumho Ecsta 4X and General G-Max 03 get positive reviews for their decent snow traction, and are also even cheaper than DWS. I haven't had a first-hand experience with them, but you may be interested since they aren't priced to break your bank in million pieces.I'll tell you what, though. They're no good for ice. I kind of sort of rear ended my wife the other day. No damage, fortunately, but I did screw up my front license plate. I need snow tires, but they're sooooo expensive.
lol, how are they so far? If you didn't need all seasons should have got some Ventus V12's mane.I recently got DWS tires on my car last week, but since I live in Texas and snow is a rare thing, I don't know if I will ever use the S part of that equation. If I do then i will report back on how they fair.
Good glad you are enjoying them! What kind of price did you get? Dad got the DWS after I recommended them on his ride and he said the same things.A lot smoother ride, like a LOT.
Traction has improved a lot better also. And decided on these from the warranty, ratings, and price point I got when I bought them.