Studded or not studded?
Winter weather is just around the corner and having the proper tires is a must. Driving in snow requires either snow tires or all season tires but you’re better off with winter tires if your in a heavily snowed up area. Now if you live in a place where you have lots of ice and snow then getting snow tires with studs is a must and will really help you out when driving.
For the area where I live we get lots of rain but only a bit of snow so snow tires are not really needed, but since I have them I might as well put them on my Honda Civic for winter driving. Studs are helpful in snow and ice but since we get more rain then snow here, I decided to mount the tires on my Honda Civic but pull the studs. Here in BC your only allowed to run studded tires from mid Oct to April so pulling the studs will allow be to drive longer and will also bring down the road noise which is a good thing. If I lived in an area with more snow I would leave the studs in but for my local driving here it’s fine to pull them out.
Below are three pictures of one my tires with studs, me pulling the studs out and the same tires with studs pulled out.