These tires are the worst tires I've ever owned in 43 years of driving. I run over a rock and it ruined two tires on the drivers side. The tires weren't punctured but the impact split the rubber causing a bulge making the tires useless. The tires were only 2 monthes old. They had 2100 km. On them. I replaced both tires and within 2 days picked up a small stone about 3/4" round on a paved road and the stone went right through the tire. When I called general tire I was told they have no road hazard warranty even on brand new tires. Needless to say, I will never own a general tire again
I bought these as the first winter storm hit in the Oregon Cascades. Its been 6 weeks of constant snow storms, ice, and everything in between. We're nearing a record amount of snow in town, and the Cooper M+S tires (stock size 275/65R18) have performed flawlessly, even though I did not get them studded. If they were studded, I can only imagine how much better they would be on ice. I've only put 1000 miles on them so far, but as far as winter tires go, these can't be beat for the price.