can anyone advise me on the merits of studded vs non-studded snow tires?
after years of commuting to the berkshires safely on all weather tires, i totalled my 07 accord on black ice in december. new accord has wider tires and i've been advised snows are essential on this car.
currently have studded on front and all-weather on back (yes, i know not good, but tire guy suggested i try 2 first). studded snows are loud and get very poor gas mileage on my 100 mile a day commute.
wondering if i'm safe enough with 4 good non-studded snows, or if studded snows (2 or 4) are essential for safe driving.
appreciate any comments.