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Ten winter driving tactics that work

Microsoft IES Logo By David Booth for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 10

Snow tires. Snow tires. Snow tires.

Forget the concept of "all-season" tires. In winter, they're better labeled no season tires. Simply put, there's no car that won't benefit from the added traction of a good set of winter-rated knobby-treaded tires. Just because your SUV has all-wheel drive doesn't mean that it can get by with any old radial. Having all four wheels scrambling for traction helps when taking off from a start but it does nothing to help you get around an icy corner or stop on a slippery hill. So yes, while a rear-wheel-drive luxury or sports car needs a winter tire most, any vehicle that will see snow is better off with a seasonal tire rotation.
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