Are dedicated snow tires worth it?
December 3, 2011 1:50 PM Subscribe
We have a Ford E150 van (2005) and are driving from Utah to Oregon. The last time we made this trip in we had to put on chains when crossing the blue mountains around 2003 (via I-84).
Should we get dedicated snow tires this time around?
posted by craniac to travel & transportation around Oregon (15 answers total)
The van handles terribly in the snow as it is, and we got stuck several times last winter. So I'm wondering if we should spring for dedicated snow tires, and if dedicated snow tires (without studs) are going to be a nightmare to drive on if the roads are clear.
Currently the vehicle has two new all-weather tires on the front and two rear tires that have some life in them, but could probably be replaced in the next year.
I guess I'm asking if I should get really good all-season tires, spring for snow tires, or something else.
Our van has p235 70-r16's on it.