Winter Snow Tires vs All-Season Tires vs Summer Tires testing on Ice

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SBLEOO : Gonna get some summer tires for my GF this winter.

DRR : now toss in studded tires. BAM 

Kynolin : I've driven summer/winter tires in Missouri with a sports car. Let me tell you, winter tires you feel like an SUV w/o the ground clearance. With summer tires on the same car, a flat neighborhood culdesac was pretty iffy at 5MPH tops. Word to the wise: Do NOT go out in the snow with summer tires. Just, don't, do it.

Dale McClain : In winter with snow tires my FWD car consistently pulls away from all traffic. I've experienced this on two different FWD cars. Last winter during a major snow event, I was in the left hand lane for many miles passing everyone else on the road. I'm sure many thought I was a maniac they would pass later in the ditch. Snow tires make a major difference.

Moist Gnome : Winter is coming...

Matias Gipler : you are saying that the summer and all season rely a lot on the ANTILOCK system (ABS) yet the clips you show are from tires sliding locked up............................. which is not ABS. its the opposite. why are they locked up if they are relying on the anti lock?

Toni Radanov : Funny detail: If they also compared studded winter tires (Scandinavians like me mostly use that) it'd behave exactly like summer tires on a dry road. :D But those tires are illegal in many countries outside of Scandinavia... just a fun fact for y'all 'muricans though! On ice, studs win by a lightyear, suck on dry roads though.

carminefast77 : i have never bought winter tires. save your money and just use all seasons.

Clydesdale2045 : Love people like Migel who posts something like that and puts in their settings people can't reply.  Migel, Tire Rack is an USA company whose office is in Indiana.  They can ship worldwide.  If you want the metric system stick to the world tyre which is typically how metric folks spell it except for Canada.  They spell it Tire because they used the imperial system, and are converting over to metric but many parts particularly near the border still use imperial.  Canada should change the spelling to Tyre to follow the rest of the world so people like you don't get confused.

Satria Aji Wicaksono : thats why they named it...of course winter tire for winter and summer tire for summer...

dchawk81 : Honestly, I just wait until PennDOT plows. They're out constantly, salting before the snow even shows up and plowing the main roads several times an hour after it falls. A decent all-season is all MOST people need on a front wheel drive. I've never purchased dedicated winter tires for a front wheel drive car, and probably never will. I only have a set for my SUV because it came with them...and they're technically just a snow rated all-terrain. I short: if your tires are bald, replace them, look farther ahead, and slow down.

ndk2k4 : not all A/S tires are made equal though. Falken's new ziex 950 A/S for example are much closer to snow tires in performance, but are at the same time incredible on the track.

Arthur Royce : I find my current RWD car much easier to negotiate in the winter than my previous FWD car. I do have a winter set of tires, but even without them my directional control is much better. FWD cars plow whereas a properly balanced RWD car can have its nose pointed in any direction. Also keep in mind people with RWD are more likely to put on a set of winter shoes. I pass SUV's and Subies and they get so mad... :)

Alex Alex : how about testing some FWD instead of those garbage BMWs? ofc if u guys are so..."professional" you would know that RWD or FWD makes huge difference on traction, not to mention the tires u used

Nate Diaz : i said fuck it and bought winter tires in november... i had all season but i want the best traction and no accidents

Shishizurui : i just wish for a 4th car they had a subaru in there.

Chris Bogausch : Blech! BMW's AWD SUCKS! Get an Audi or Subaru!

MusicLover94 : You couldn't see the ABS pulse during the brake test and somehow all the wheels were locked on the first 2 cars during the cornering test... This all leads me to believe that ESP and ABS were used as needed throughout this entire test to amplify the effects of winter tires. Yes, winter tires are obviously better, but I would have much rather preferred seeing a credible test.. Oh well.


xDinox : 2:26 Something you see from car commercials lol

MrRiggyRiggs : Winter or summer tires are a sham! Learn to drive idiots!

hotspur666 : All seasons are utter garbage in winter and slippery as teflon on ice...fact, it is criminal to call them winter tires, they will kill you just like totally bald tires. With my studded tired van, I must be careful not to get rear ended by these idiots if I brake too hard!

DareToBeDeviant : It snowed Crisco this winter so it didn't matter who was driving with what. Everybody was sliding around, even while stopped, going sideways toward the curb. I'd drive a tank if it wasn't illegal... and expensive. Front wheel drive sucks. I get stuck all the same as a RWD vehicle would. You need AWD with snow tires _and_ chains or consider walking.

xinhong tong : can you just use winter tire all year?

42luke roblox : 0:20 never in my life (not videos) I have seen a 2004 ford thunderbird, I always see the old ones though.

Adrian Fidi : altough you meet portions of ice , that is not all over the surface

RF Tech : Throw chains on a bald set of recaps and you leave em ALL in the dust

Retention Pond : Interesting! This was filmed at the Ice box in South Bend Indiana.

LilQSlice : I have a 2012 Subaru Outback and just put snow tires on it. My car has 110,000 miles and I slid my way through 4 winters with it. Never again will I use all season for winter in Illinois.

CHark : That’s a pretty black “blue” car haha

Danny Greene : Thank you Bryan


Danny Greene : FIRST time in a decade it's snowing in Vancouver in November because this summer Vancouver had a good 6 weeks of hot weather of 26-28 Degrees for the first time in 9 years..Usually only get about 3 weeks of Hot weather 26-28 Degrees in Vancouver...And In the inner city of Vancouver they get maybe 1-2 weeks of snow..if that all winter unless u live in The upper levels..then u get a lot of snow..for a good 5-6 weeks in winter..Usually Rain in Vancouver which it's known for aside from the best mountains and glaciers in the world...British Columbia is the best and has the best views of mountains, Oceans, Lakes Etc..Up North Glaciers..Vancouver city Avg house prices for a beat up shit house is $1.5 MILLION..OCEAN VIEWS CONDOS AND HOUSES $4 - $15 MILLION AND THE HIGHEST BEING $30 MILLION IN THE WEST SIDE POINT GREY AREA WHERE THE RICH PEOPLE LIKE THE CEO OF EA SPORTS GAMES LIVES AND JIM PATTINSON WHO'S MANSIONS ARE $20 MILLION AND $28 MILL BUT IT IS NOTHING TO L.A BEV HILLS AND BEL AIR MANSIONS..WE LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD HILLS..PARENTS STILL IN VANCOUVER...BUT OUR HOUSE WE BOUGHT 5 YEARS AGO BY RUNYON PARK WE LUCKED OUT WITH..BOUGHT IT FOR $1.1 MILLION AND IT WAS EASILY WORTH AT THE TIME $3.3MILLION HE SAID AND WE LOOKED INTO..THE GUY WHO SOLD IT TO US OWNED 3 OTHER HOUSES..BEV HILLS, HOLLYWOOD HILLS AND SOMEWHERE ELSE..HE OWED A GAMBLING DEBT, HIS CREDIT LINE WAS MAXED OUT TO $1 MILLION AND HE DIDNT WANT TO TOUCH HIS OTHER PROPERTIES SO HE SOLD THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS PROPERTY FOR WHAT HIS DEBT WAS FOR IN 2012...HE COULDN'T WAIT..HE NEEDED THE MONEY IN A DAY...SO ME AND MY WIFE GAVE HIM THE CASH OF $1.1 MILLION..NP.

Danny Greene : FIRST time in a decade it's snowing in Vancouver where my parents live..Because the summer Heat in Vancouver was for a good 5-6 weeks this year..broke records Avg of 26-28 Degrees for the first time in 10 years the winter is going to be cold one.already snowing on the first week of Nov..which usually never happens...Crazy..

Danny Greene : Winter tires in the summer s good as I fooked my snow tires up only a little bit after two years driving in the summer but when winter came they worked fine.NP m

Danny Greene : Winter tires in the summer s good as I fooked my snow tires up only a little bit after two years driving in the summer but when winter came they worked fine.NP

Danny Greene : Winter tires in the summer s good as I fooked my snow tires up only a little bit after two years driving in the summer but when winter came they worked fine.NP

Геннадий t : Н-да, требуется отдельное видео и серия экспериментов, чтобы доказать необходимость использования "зимней" резины?

504Productions : I live in New Orleans and don’t have to worry about snow thank god. I cant imagine how many wrecks there would be if there ever was snow down here anytime soon. Ive only seen snow two times in my 19 years of living down here.

Cody Svoboda : and they probably sold that wrecked red car as new

Juan Rojas : But whats the difference between the actual tires? you didnt show how exactly winter tires work..

Dennis Obryan : Maybe I should drive my motorcycle in the winter haha

Joey Andres : Jesus. Night and day.

devin Espinoza : This cars are AWD or RWD?

Oliver Allen : Summer and Winter for certain.

DoubleM55 : Idea behind this test is great, but execution is flawed. You can't use separate cars to demonstrate differences in tires. Also, you shouldn't have obvious distinctions between your test subjects (Red car, black car, etc.), you need a double-blind test, so you can be certain that all bias is eliminated. I think it's great to see different tires in action, but it would be even better if all tires are randomly selected and put on the same car, and test is performed multiple times. Then it would have scientific value.

Danielle Wheeler : why not use winter tires in summer?

JackalCars : Good comparison, all VERY true as i've run tests like this myself, nice job.

carminefast77 : how many times you do this to get the results you wanted? as someone who tested tires in the winter. with only a 5 year quiet clause contract i can now talk. we have had tire companies pay us to do tests over and over 14-16 hour days to get their winter tire to out perform a bottom shelf tire. that being said i have never bought winter tires and live in one of the snowiest places in the us. 200 inches so far this year.

Rr rr : All seasons are terrible. They're worse than summer tires in the summers and worse than winter tires in the winter. Why even buy them? Just get dedicated tires for both seasons.