Winter is no longer coming; it’s here. To stay on the road (literally), don’t fall for one of these winter driving myths.
1) All-season tires. All-season tires can become brittle and crack in freezing temperatures. Winter tires are made with supple rubber for flexing and pushing snow out of the way.
2) Four-wheel drive. 4WD and AWD help with accelerating, but without winter tires, your braking distance will be the same as an RWD car.
3) “Snow” setting. Most cars’ “snow” setting just reduces the throttle response to prevent over-acceleration.
In short? Invest in snow tires.
– Chris Butsch, The 100 Companies