Egh the Michelin X-Ice are winter tires. I wouldn't run that in summer. Winter tires are very soft and they will fall apart if it gets too hot...Also keep a box of kitty litter or salt in the car...and a plastic snow shovel. I'd be careful with those traction mats. It can kill someone if they are standing behind it. I put my winter tires on around Thanksgiving or when I see snow and they stay on till March.