Unhappy with CS 4 tire performance in snow
We purchased Cooper CS 4 tires this past summer for our 2002 Ford Taurus. The tires worked great on wet and dry roads through summer and fall. Winter driving and more importantly stopping on a snowy road has proven to be a challenge.
My job requires me to drive all over each day to different towns and through the city in which I work. I have always felt confident with the performance of the Taurus in the snow, as I have had this car for 11 years. This is the first winter that I feel very unsure about taking the car out when it snows.
During the last snow storm, I found that the car skidded frequently when I applied the brakes. The car also readily skids when I try to pull out of my street or any other incline. As I previously mentioned, we have owned this car for many years and have had other tires which have performed much better.
My husband and I will be purchasing alternative tires within the next few days so that winter driving will not be so challenging. I am very disappointed that we spent the money on tires which were supposed to be good in all seasons. We will do more research the next time we purchase tires.