As a New Englander, who is lives in a rough winter environment, these tires are worth every penny we paid for them. They have nice thick tread and provide a comfortable, smooth and safe ride in all weather! As far as price in concerned, I paid more for them than I have for tires in the past. However, for the value and quality of this product, I would have paid even more for the safety I feel. I've had them on my Jeep for about six months and driven in rain, sleet, freezing rain and heavy snow. As a women who hates driving in this type of weather, I now feel much more comfortable in these elements with a much trusted and durable tire. They have a life rating of 60,000 miles. The only maintenance I have to upkeep on my tires is to bring my Jeep into the garage I purchased them from and have all four tires rotated every 6,000 miles. Which, is at no extra cost to me. If you still are unsure of what tire to purchase, try General Grabbers. You will not be dissatisfied.!