Two or 4? Need snow tire advice!
November 14, 2005 11:10 AM Subscribe
My fiancee's car is a 2003 Altima that I would like to put some snow tires on. I have used 4 tires on my vehicle for work (paid for by the company) and am wondering how much difference there is between using 2 or 4. I am not cheaping out on her of course, but we both have concerns over the cost/benefit ratio as we are just starting out. I am very familiar with using 2 new tires on front wheel drive cars with less tread on the back with all seasons and summer tires, and experienced no difficulty in seasonal months. If you have used 2 tires snow tires only, what was your experience? More inside...
posted by skyguy14 to travel & transportation (19 answers total)
We will only be using the car for my fiancee's 1 mile commute to work, but of course, safety is worth any price. We are getting rid of the car in Dec 06, when the lease is up, otherwise 4 tires here in Pittsburgh would be a no brainer to use for the next few winters. I am not a true believer that auto shops are just looking out for my vehicle and me recommending four tires all the time - I am in sales and admittedly skeptical. However, as an enthusiast, I go through tires on my 2 vehicles, and I recognize the varying degrees of traction from mismatched to matched tires. If it was my vehicle, I would go with 2, no problem. I am just throwing it out there for the public; no speculation please - even if you are an installer. I would like first hand opinions (there was some "installer" on here recommending putting the best tires on the BACK of a front wheel drive vehicle!...You get my "drift"! Thanks!)