Shopping for winter tires for my wife's new Prius.
Any recommendations on brands/models that you have had good luck with. Doesn't have to be Prius specific, just trying to get an idea of what people like. Also where to buy, i know about tirerack.com any other good places? I want to buy new wheels also so i don't have to have them remounted every year.
and I usually stick with Michelin. I'm due for some new tires too.
The 2 I highly recommend are Bridgestone Blizzaks and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2s. Both are fantastic winter tires. Michelin xi3s are good too. For a budget tire, go with general altimax arctic.
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I have these for my 2015 Mustang and they are amazing. During the blizzard a few years ago i had to go into work and left extremely early but there was probably 3/4" of snow on the road and i was able to make it with only getting close to spinning out once when turning.
A little pricey but definitely worth it.
Recommend the R2s over the Blizzaks is the life of the tire. Blizzaks are only great for the first 50% of tire wear. After that, they're just a. Mediocre snow tire. R2s are fantastic until they're pretty worn down. Blizzaks narrowly beat out R2s for the first 50% though
The online places are easy to deal with and will be balanced and ready to mount.
No waiting in line at the tire place twice a year and you save $120 plus a year in service costs. Doesn't take long to get back the cost of the rims in savings.
I don't think you need studs in Southern coastal ME, but worth considering if your wife is a less confident winter driver.
I now buy basic budget snows, but I have an AWD vehicle & we're retired.... if the roads are bad, we throw another log on the fire and wait.
and they were as quiet and handled as well as my Michelins.
And for a non-snow tire, Michelins are pretty damn good in the snow, too.
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| The 2 I highly recommend are Bridgestone Blizzaks and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2s. Both are fantastic winter tires. Michelin xi3s are good too. For a budget tire, go with general altimax arctic.
Agree on the Blizzaks. Where I live we get a shitload of snow and icy roads and the Blizzacks does great