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.!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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