Are studs good on winter tires?
Studded tyres are superior to non-studded winter tyres on wet ice and hard-packed snow. If you appreciate tyres that are quiet on bare roads, non-studded winter tyres are the right choice for you. Non-studded winter tyres can be mounted earlier in the autumn than studded tyres.
Are studded tires worth it?
Studded Tire Advantages
Some form of studded tires is still the best solution in bad weather conditions. They grab substantially better on snow and ice than the all-season tires most cars wear when leaving the factory. They also grip better than studless winter tires on uneven or unpaved surfaces.
Is it OK to drive with studded tires?
In slushy or wet conditions or on bare pavement, the tire needs to come into contact with the road surface in order to find traction—and the metal studs actually get in the way of that. So studs help on bare ice only, do nothing for you in snow, and actually make you less safe in other conditions.