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I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. ~ Tom Clark


Do you even need a set of snow tire chains for your vehicle for the winter season? In some states it is illegal to drive without snow tire chains. laws vary from state to state. But if you live in a state requiring tire chains or snow tires and you don't have them on your vehicle, you might have a problem if you get in a car accident. 

States requiring snow tire chains are generally in the west and northwest. This article begs the question that if you live in a state that requires snow tire chains (or snow / winter tires of some sort), what do you do if it starts snowing and you don't have snow tire chains? There's a humorous diagram that provides the answer.

So you're gonna get those snow tire chains after all. But which snow tire chains are the best rated. This article rates snow chains according to type, ease of use, link pattern and price. There's a nice list of the top snow chains as well as "contenders."

Now that you've purchased snow chains for your vehicle, you've got to put them on your tires. This video demonstrates the proper method of putting tire chains on your tires. This article gives step-by-step instructions for installing tire chains using photographs. It's not as hard as you think.

One of the biggest myths about snow tires / winter tires is regarding front-wheel drive vehicles - like how many winter tires you would need on your vehicle. Use this article to answer the question do I need snow tires when I have front wheel drive? 

Regardless of whether or not you use snow tire chains in your state, to winterize your car for the snow and ice season, you should have a car emergency kit in your vehicle.

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* Winter Tire / Snow Tires Differences
* Best Winter Tires / Snow Tires Reviews
* Winter Tire / Snow Tires FAQ and Myths
* Update on Winter Tire / Snow Tire Technology
* To Chain or not to Chain Your Tires?


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  Best winter tire for SUVs & trucks

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  Winter tire: trucks & SUVs


What's better for your car: all-season or winter tires? Watch this video for a comparison test.


Here are the top 3 car and truck snow tires / winter tires:

Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Hankook I*cept evo


Another view of the top 10 studless snow tires / winter tires:

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 

  Michelin X-Ice Xi3

  Nokian Hakkapeliitta R 

  Continental ExtremeWinterContact

  Nokian WR G3      

  Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

  Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip Ice WRT

  General Altimax Arctic

  Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

  Dunlop DS-3


Need more? Here are ratings for best overall, SUV/truck, performance and studded winter tires / snow tires.


As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. ~ Jean Paul Richter