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  • ray80 09/04/08 12:07 pm PST

    Many people get by with all seasons (reasonably new ones). I always go with winter tires though, makes things much easier.

  • karjunkie 09/04/08 12:22 pm PST

    I agree with ray80. Get a set of dedicated winter tires on steel rims and change during the winter season. New Hampshire winters are severe. Winter tires are absolutely essential in order to drive safely in an area like that.

  • canddmeyer 09/05/08 6:01 am PST

    Nokian RSI and Nokian Hakkapeliita's are full blown winter only tires for maximum traction on snow and ice. The Nokian WRg2 or Nokian WR AWP are the all-weather year round tires that can be driven in snow and ice. There are many snow tire manufacturers (Bridgestone, Dunlop, Michelin, etc.), but Nokian owners seem to be the happiest from what I read. They're kinda pricey though. Recommend getting wheel locks to avoid having them stolen, and maybe a 5th tire and wheel for a matching spare. Forget about all-season tires - you'll want snow tires.

    Source: http://www.nokiantires.com/en/DEFAULT.A
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  • dotmom 09/05/08 6:40 am PST

    Thanks for the advice. It looks like we will replace her current tires with all season radials, then get snow tires put on when she comes home for Christmas. Does anyone have an opinion on Goodyear Assurance Triple Tred vs Dunlop 5000 Sport for this vehicle.

  • karjunkie 09/05/08 7:46 am PST

    I suggest you go to www.tirerack.com. You can enter your year make and model and they will tell you the highest rated tires for the car by category. I have used this website to choose tires many times and it works great! They have their own test track and the largest database of consumer reviews.

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