I drive a 2001 AWD Town & Country minivan. I currently have studded MasterCraft Glacier Grip tires which need replacing. Two of them are apparently slowly falling apart at the bead area - I have to put air in them every morning (usually down to 28-30psi from 36). They have most likely gone through 3 winters. We use studs because of some of the icy/slushy hills I have to navigate up to get home here in Western Mass.
I have prices to replace with same tire ($84/tire) from one shop & replace with General Altimax Arctic ($123/tire) from another shop.
My concern with replacing with same tire is having the same problem - I also have a suspicion I may be having the same problem with my regular tires.
But $40 a tire for four tires is a big difference - also the General’s have to be ordered - the MasterCraft are in stock.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.