Do You Need Winter Tires?

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Real World Testing
As an additional data point, my personal vehicle is fitted with Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 tires. The Subaru Ascent has standard all-wheel drive, and with all-season tires in the snow, it could get around, but it easily oversteered and needed extra room to stop. Switching to the Blizzak tires was immediately noticeable when winter arrived in southeast Michigan. The tires provide outstanding traction for accelerating and stopping on snowy roads as well as on black ice, making the Subaru much more capable during the cold Michigan winter.

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