Who here will drive their CLA 250 or 45 AMG during the winter?
Any recommended 18" winter tires? And rims? I am considering having full 2nd set instead of just tires...I'm buying the 45 specifically to be my Winter car. You just need a set of dedicated snow tires...which is a good reason to buy a 2nd set of rims if you're looking for an excuse. Otherwise, just get a set of snows and have the tire shop swap them out for you.
You simply cannot use Summer only performance tires in the Winter.What would happen if you didn't switch tires in the winter and drove on the summer tires in the snow? I live in Ohio and we get some snow but not usually a ton. Just curious if anyone has driven in the snow with summer tires.
I live in central Maine, where we still get some serious winter, and I have been using Michelin X-Ice tires on most of my vehicles for the last five years with excellent results. They handle decently on dry surfaces and are very good in the snow, plus they have a long life for a snow tire. I do buy another set of rims to mount them on, so that the fall and spring swap is easy (except for the TPMS reset, which, depending on automaker, may involve a trip to the dealer--don't know about M-B).I live in the Philly area and have a sport model coming. What type of specific "winter" tires would you folks recommend??
I would choose a RWD car with snow tires over an AWD car with summer performance tires in the snow every single time.BTW, here is a very interesting article about running snow tires on a 2WD vehicle vs. all-seasons on an AWD