When we bought our car in June the sales lady asked if we wanted winter tires on steel rims . We quickly said yes , we have been using winter tires since 2007. It added around $900 Canadian . When we had them put I spaced that we needed sensors ,I am kind of old . So far we have had a bit of snow and ice in the last couple of weeks and this car seems pretty amazing . Oh yes by the way any snow we get from now on will likely be here till late month early April 😬.