Had 4 brand new Yokohama's installed the night before a 13" snow storm. Thank goodness! My boy&I were on the road(including a bridge crossing) during the "white-out" part of the storm & were one of the few cars moving that day. I didn't even need to shift to 4WD this winter. These brand new Yoko's handled the 2nd snowiest season in Philly history without a sweat. HIGHLY recommend them!