Most light trucks and cars can get by with cheap tires in the summer but in the winter you want Michelin or Toyo snow tires. Michelin has year-around tires so if you have a 4X4 you can usually get away with them. I keep a spare set of Kumhos for my six-by with studs already in them. That way if I'm heading over the mountains I won't have to chain up. It can save a lot of time to swap tires where you have jacks, an air compressor, and an impact wrench already set up and ready.
Never let the winter catch you unaware.
Rocmike aka American Patriot another sad lonely day and night of blogging under your aliases The Unknown Philosopher, Silver City, Dave Palmer and anonymous. Hours and hours of posting under different aliases and going to old questions and answers. Have you chosen the aliases you will be posting under today?