Snow tires vs. Cold weather tires
When you knowledgeable car aficionados talk about winter tires, are you talking about tires that perform well in snow, or that perform well in cold weather?
We don't get much snow in my area, but it does get cold for a month or so of the year. And the roads are often wet, with a lot of rain that does freeze in the evening. So I've never thought I wanted or needed snow tires. I do have one car that I will not drive in cold weather, it has slid twice on icy snowless roads; I was lucky to get out of the 2nd lesson without damage.
But I am starting to wonder, is it the difference in the temperature rating that winter tires are manufactured for? And if so, will the Fisker winter tires perform well (safely is my measure) in warmer conditions? 50-60 degrees is normal for my area, but sometimes it gets colder for a few days.