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This is my first winter driving my Macan in Maryland (I live near Westminster). As everyone here knows the seasons change fast and one day can bring many different driving conditions. I currently have the summer tires that came with the car and I am thinking about changing to A/S instead of buying a designated winter wheel + tire and changing between summer/winter. Can anyone comment about their experience with A/S tires in MD area snow storms? I have 21 inch turbo wheels. Thanks.
 

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I have an S in Boston, so a little different but I use a snow set up. Maybe not applicable in MD.
This is the first car I've done that on in a very long time. The tires are pretty wide for its size and weight in the winter. It really depends how you drive it like any vehicle. Mine has been much better since the tires are made for grip in snow and on cold roads. They generally go a bit skinnier for better grip too.
It is like night and day when you have to slam on the brakes. All seasons just sail along, snows grab much better. Contact patches are about the side of your hand so I prefer to make it the best grip possible. In the end it will be cheaper than even a minor accident especially if MD insurance is anything like MA.
I got black HRE rims for the summer so it's nice to change it up and save the nice rims from sand/salt.
 

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We've driven our 2015 S on the original A/S 18" tires with good results in winter. We have 42k on them now and it looks like we'll get at least 50k on them. When we replace them I'll get another A/S set. We live in the Burtonsville area.
 
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