So my new (old) 2008 BMW 328i is equipped with Goodyear Eagle F1 All-Season's and I have been struggling on whether to get winter tires or struggle through with the all seasons. My commute is about 18km each way, 95% of it highways that are usually dry and clear through the winter but occasionally snow or ice covered if the plows haven't made it through.
Wearing winters all season long when they are actually only needed a dozen or so times seems silly but is probably the safer bet in a rear drive car. However my father, who lives in the U.K., mentioned that he and many of his friends in Germany and Switzerland use Michelin Composite Snow Chains. They are light and easy to put on and seem to make all the sense in the world.
Does anyone have any experience with these? Thoughts?