Since my 2013 Elantra is on a three year lease with only two years left should I try to get by with only two front snow tires, four good snow tires, or snow tires alread on rims. I live in Buffalo.!

80

Asked by Nov 13, 2014 at 03:59 PM about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: General

On my leased Elantra should I get 4 new snow tires or two in the front or four already
on rims. I only have two years left on my lease and am very concerned about the cost
of new tires I will only be able to use for two winters. But I live in Buffalo and driving
my Elantra in the snow was a scary nightmare even with the Traction Control off. Like
driving on roller skates. Got stuck many times. Im usually an excellent snow driver. I
so appreciate your help.

3 Answers

269,245

For 2 more seasons, I'd get a set of 4 snow tires for the winter. You can swap the tires on and off your current wheels/rims to save money. The tires will probably be close to half tread or more after that. You can always sell them if you want when the lease is up. Better safe than sorry.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

Never, ever, ever, EVER buy only 2 snow tires. If you put them on the front in a front-wheel drive, thinking those are the traction wheels, the rear end will go loose on you and go into uncontrollable spins on the highway. You will kill yourself. The idiot tire dealers seem to be clueless of this. But all 4 tires and you will be fine - all the same size and type and quality. Don't buy trash snow tires either. You need to get quality. Sell them later if you have to on Craig's list. I recommend Nokian Hakkapeliita 8 or 7 or R. Studded if state allows it. Some others are good, but many are very poor.

20

Buffalo gets enough snow to justify a separate set of wheels and snow tires, if you have a place to store them. If not, then get some snowflake-rated all-weather tires like the Nokian WR-G3

Your Answer

Elantra

Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 45,225 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Hyundai Elantra Experts

  • #1
    pittgirl
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #2
    Carrie Shelton
    Reputation
    1,430
  • #3
    Pirdman
    Reputation
    1,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
767 Great Deals out of 52,732 listings starting at $1,745
Used Honda Civic
685 Great Deals out of 53,534 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
872 Great Deals out of 64,398 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,092 Great Deals out of 76,518 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
900 Great Deals out of 77,283 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Accent
263 Great Deals out of 11,164 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Cruze
834 Great Deals out of 59,983 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Altima
1,119 Great Deals out of 74,235 listings starting at $900
Used Mazda MAZDA3
303 Great Deals out of 26,562 listings starting at $899
Used Nissan Sentra
662 Great Deals out of 49,835 listings starting at $1,717
Used Ford Focus
669 Great Deals out of 64,235 listings starting at $999
Used Kia Optima
518 Great Deals out of 31,441 listings starting at $2,200
Used Kia Forte
186 Great Deals out of 18,282 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Fusion
1,025 Great Deals out of 61,380 listings starting at $888
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
88 Great Deals out of 7,425 listings starting at $4,950

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Hyundai Elantra GLS For Sale
50 listings starting at $8,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.