I bought these tires a few years ago because the price range wasn't astronomical and they looked like good sturdy tires. To my dismay after putting these tires on my car I immediately noticed that the smooth ride I was accustomed to was gone. These tires caused my vehicle to have a bumpy ride and the tire tread did not last long either. After about a year I had to get four brand new tires because the tread was gone and the tires no longer held air. I have had bargain brand tires that have lasted longer than these tires. When there was snow or even water on the road I would start to slide with these tires. The Bridgestone Potenza G 0009 Tires simply do not have any traction because of the bad quality of tread upon them. Without proper tred on these tires I had absolutely no control on the roads. This caused safety issues while I was driving with these tires and as a mother my biggest concern is safety.