UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone!
  AutoPedia® Bulletin Board System
  Winter tires for a Saturn

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Winter tires for a Saturn
Associate Member
posted November 22, 1999 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ambrocia     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I have a 92' Saturn SL2. I live in a very snowy area-black ice is no thang for me but I recently moved to the top of a big hill and am worried about getting up it. I currently have Michillen Sports on my car and used them last winter but I need something better and all purpose. I do a lot of long distance driving and am a college student on a tight budget. Anyone have any recommendations???

IP: Logged

posted November 22, 1999 01:47 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Getting up a snowy hill on a limited budget . . .

option 1 - even "cheap" or off-brand snow tires will greatly improve winter traction. I've used several, including the design that goes under the brands of Weather(Winter?)Master, Hercules, Mastercraft and Cooper (they're the same thing). Maybe $40 - $50 each? Most tires sacrifice wet and dry traction for snowy and icy traction. If you can, get rims - $40 for 4 mounts and balance 2x a year pays for rims in a short time. Check the classified ads too. Two snow tires on the front only can be dangerous. I did it. Ok for around-town, but can get evil on winter highways.

option 2 - get tire chains or cables for the occassions when you don't think you'll make it up the hill.

option 3 - get snow-friendlier all-seasons. I think it was March 98 Consumer reports that reviewed them and rated their snow ability too ... a good all-weather tire in snow is only an adequate snow tire, at best, compared to snow tires.

IP: Logged

posted December 15, 1999 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dgriswold   Click Here to Email dgriswold     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I agree with bikor. If you're on a steep hill or incline, and you have black ice, or sheet ice for that matter, I wouldn't expect ANY tire to pull you up it or stop you going down, without the aid of chains.

Good Luck.

Doug Griswold
Sierra Vista, AZ

IP: Logged

All times are ET (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | AutoPedia® - The Automotive Encyclopedia

Copyright ©1995-2008 by AUTOPEDIA®, all rights reserved. AUTOPEDIA®, AUTO411™, CAR-IQ™, DEALERPEDIA™, UNILOT™, SIMULSEARCH™ and INTERQUOTE-RFP™ are trademarks of AUTOPEDIA. All other trademarks, tradenames and/or service marks are the property of their respective holders.

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Version 5.41
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 1999.