Weathertech is hands down the best fitment the highest edges and the most robust floor mats you can get.
They smoke the dealer mats.
I am pretty sure there are other companies now offering the identical mats for less price. Probably just copying the weathertech mats.
But once you get those mats your cars carpet will never see salt, dirt or water again.
My brother got my dad weathertech floor mats for his brand new Ford Edge. His buddy got in the car for the first time and the first thing he complimented was how awesome the floor mats were lol. I'm telling you. Mats should have always been like this from the start.
My car actually came with WeatherTech ones for the front. They are pretty great. WeatherTech stuff's expensive, but they work well. Thanks again for the recommendation for the trunk liner earlier!
As for tires there is a saying that my buddy made that is 100% true. All season tire = no season tires. They are ok (at best) all the time, but never great at any time. It is best to get designated winter tires, its night and day difference in stopping and turning and will likely prevent an incident in the future. As for summer, I'd go with summer tires or actual performance tires. You mind as well get the best tires for each season. Without good tires you don't get the best from your vehicle.
Used tires are a coin toss. They could have belt issues, flat spot issues, cracking issues from old age (tire age makes a big difference). You will often see good tires that are brand new for sale for cheap, then you ask when they were made and the guy will tell you 5-6 years ago!
It's better to get new decent tires than used good tires.
In general : For winter your main concern is tread depth for snow and slush. For summer tread depth is imperative for water evacuation
Therefore you wanna make sure your suspension is good and everything is straight. Then your tires will last you a long time 3-5 seasons depending on how you drive and what tires you get. 1-2 seasons for high performance summer tires if you like spirited driving.
I cannot stress enough good tires. Winters more so than summers. Once you get good winter tires you'll know what I mean and you'll never go back to no season tires.
I know. No-season is terrible. Heck, I get VSA kicking off even on dry ground at times. Would never want them again.
From your response, I would assume that I probably won't be able to sell my current set for a good price. Oh well. I will get a brand new set for myself.
The biggest issue with me is, as I mentioned, storage. I may end up moving around a bit, and in the future I may not even live in BC. There is also the cost issue. I don't mind spending money on new tires, but to store them and get new rims, that's also quite a bit of money. That's why all-weather
ones got my attention. They combine the traits of summer and winter tires. Not gonna be as good as dedicated ones, nach, but it makes more economical senses to me, and BC's weather is not as harsh as Ontario, so I am hoping they would enough.
Thanks for your input.
You don't need to toss the current tires away. I assume the current ones are summer tires? It I was you in BC, I'd get a set of snow tires, because they'll benefit you more than anything since you get lots of snow there, and have another set for dry weather. I wouldn't go with all weather tires in BC. Even down here in the Southeast, I know people that have snow tires on cheaper rims and just swap them when the winters come.
They are all-season
BC actually doesn't get snow often, and when we do, we don't get that
much. There were a few accidents because people are not used to it. East coast people, on the other hand, get loads of snow and they are more snowproof.
I know ideally, having two sets is the best, but with cost and storage issues in mind, I just think all-weather makes more sense to me. In the future, when I settle down somewhere, I will definitely have two sets.
Thanks for your opinions.
Has anyone here used all-weather
? It would be great to hear some experience. I would prefer not being the Guinea Pig here.
Edit: another thing with winter tires I just found out is that they don't perform as well in rain, which is a much more common phenomenon in BC in winter than snow.