Big O Aspen Touring
I have a 2008 Kia Spectra. Tread design is important to me, especially how well it dispels water. In March, 2013 I was in the market for all-season tires. I previously owned Goodyear and wanted the exact tire, but it was discontinued.
After comparing prices I decided to visit my local Big O in Kalispell, MT. I was shown the Aspen Touring with a tread similar to what I had on my car. I searched for reviews and could not find any to my dismay. I took a leap of faith and purchased four for my car. I have been very pleased. The tires grip the road in rain, and are quiet with a comfortable ride. I had one flat due to a nail puncture, and the tire was replaced for $14.00, no questions asked.
We are now entering winter and the roads have been sheets of ice. I continue to be impressed with start and stopping ease with these all-season tires, staying within the city limits. Just put my studded tires back on for winter for drives out of the city.
I consider myself a cautious purchaser. The staff at Big O in Kalispell have been great. As a woman I have often been pushed to buy what I don't need. I don't find that pushiness at this Big O.