mattgendron wrote:I'm my opinion, there is no such thing as an all season tire. If you are going to see any snow, have snow tires. For the summers, I literally bought Yokohama Advan A83's two days ago. Got them second hand, so can't speak too much on price, but the reviews were good, and then come on Mazda 6's, so Mazda is willing to put their name beside them.
I've driven all-season tires for 30+ years and have driven in a LOT of snow very successfully with them. With front wheel drive, I've been able to drive in up to 10 inches of unplowed snow - that one was dicey and I only had to go 100 yards with the bottom of the car dragging the snow. As long as you've got good tread left, they've done quite nicely.
You probably get a lot more snow up yonder in Canada. But we get plenty of it here in Ohio too. Especially this year. I think the Columbus airport has registered about 60 inches of snow and we're still in winter!
Thanks for the opinion. I'll go with some all-season tires, as I don't want to store and swap an extra set of tires.