GRA wrote:SageBrush wrote:GRA wrote: ... which is why so many of us who would otherwise use chains opt for 4/AWD w/M+S tires..
I understand -- you choose a dangerous solution out of laziness.
A slightly more risky solution ...
Since M+S tyres do not carry ANY snow grip, ice, or cold rating, you are engaging in wishful thinking unless the car owner can point to extensive quality 3rd party testing.
Like AWD, they are (though perhaps not universally) a marketing gimmick with a grain of truth to help consumers rationalize their choices.