sadly is it in my nature and mental state that I just agonize worry about things. I have had a weeks worth of sleepless nights just pondering back and forth about snow tires. I never had them with my old cars up until the last one (my Ford Edge) and seemed to survive, but was convinced that I should have them. I have mainly used Michelin LTX M+S tires that are sort of designed for winter driving but not to the same standard as a snow tire. We have had some bad weather over the past few years. Not so much the snow part of things, but more the warming up and swapping between the +2C to -5C where you tend to get roads with lots of the black ice. Now last year I almost got into a really bad accident even with Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 that the ABS was firing away but the car just kept on going. Luckily for me, the car in front of me kept going even more and We just slid together through the red light intersection.
Now I know this is a totally different car, with almost 2,000lbs less curb weight, so it should drive totally different in snow but my inside voice is still screaming with how it will be on the roads with ice? And if I should go for a year or two to wear down the current Michelin Energy Saver tires and replace them with a far better Nokian WRG3 that is really designed for snow and winter but is also quite energy efficient.
2018 Niro EX - Ocean Blue
GTA - Canada.