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I have a 2005 Audi A4 fwd cabriolet and I need 4 tires. It is the beginning of winter here in Pennsylvania so I will be driving in rain, snow and ice until spring/summer. I like a comfortable and quiet ride. Please help with suggestions. Thank you!

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Denise Koeth, Managing Editor at Tire Review Magazine I would consider a quality all-season tire, unless you wish to buy a set of good winter tires. You will then need to swap them out for summer or all-season tires come spring. With an A4 we suggest looking at more familiar tire brand names.

Julie Scroggins, Vice President, CFO at Waukegan Tire and Supply Company Inc. Hi Lori, We here at Waukegan Tire are big believers in winter tires for winter driving. I really believe if people knew how much better the traction and vehicle control was when winter tires are used everybody would have them. The next best tire would be an all-weather tire like the Nokian WRG2 or WRG3 these tires are made to operate below the 38 degree mark and can be used all year. The Nokian tires were developed from their winter tires to have many of capabilities and traction in the all-weather package. The next choice would be an all season tire which would be available in the 16" or 17" for your car the biggest downfall of the all-season tires is they don't perform as well below 38 degrees and have the tendency for less traction when the weather is cold even on dry roads. If you would like know which tire I would recommend from each category (winter, all weather, all season) let me know if you have the 16" or 17" option on your Audi. Julie

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