Jan Olsson Posted December 2, 2014 Report Share Posted December 2, 2014 I always use studded tires in the winter. Always have and always will because there is nothing like studs when the roads are icey. I also drive quite much. My trips to and from work alone adds up to 370 miles per week. I also always buy among the best tires around because I believe they are a relatively cheap life insurance. My preferences for buying tires are that they shall have a good grip on both dry and wet roads, good stopping distance, low noise and good comfort. Studded tires of course will be noisier but I still prefer the much better grip compared to all-season tires etc. My driving habits changes with the seasons of course. When its daylight and I have the summer tires on I usually drive with a lead foot and use larger roads for my trips to and from work which renders 17-18 mpg. If I just drive a trip for fun or if the whole family takes a ride I usually take smaller roads which improve average mpg quite a bit, usually around 19-20 mpg. Winters are however my “eco-driving” season! It’s dark and sometimes icey and I treat the studded tires with just a little bit more respect than the summer tires. Not so much WOT at low speeds or high g-forces and overall a more even flow with the traffic. This suddenly gives me insane mileage numbers. My last tank full of gas averaged 22.5 mpg and I still drive almost 20 mph over the speed limits (this is the limit for when the driver’s license will be inhibited in Sweden). Almost half the distance is made in 87 mph on the freeway. I can only call that darn impressive for a 2 ton Cadillac with 4-speed auto and 300 bhp. It has only 133 k miles on Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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