Purchasing snow tires NY can be a little daunting. There are big brands that everyone is familiar with, but are they actually the best choice? They are obvious reputable and often carry good warranties, otherwise no one would use them. However, you can usually find a better snow tire for less money. There are forums, entire websites, magazines and many other resources that can help with your decision. Sometimes the big brands will in fact be the best, but other times a smaller or less known company will be the king. There are a lot of names out there, just ask your dealer, and they can show you some of the best available.When searching for snow tires NY, you need to keep an eye out for several things. Tread, how soft or hard the tire is, the mileage warranty, reputation and road noise. Many people just seem to buy tires based on brand name, but you really need to think about your decision because different tires will cause your car to act differently even if they are from the same brand. Unfortunately, the lesser known brands can sit around for a while, and the longer they sit unused the worse they can become. Often tires that sit for extensive periods of time can become hard even though they have never been mounted on a rim. Be sure to ask the company you purchase them from how long the product has been sitting around.Before making a final decision, you will need to think carefully. Do you live in a climate that has lots of snow or do you end up with a variety of snow, dry, rain and ice? How many months out of the year do you usually end up with snow, and how bad does it usually get? Do you drive long distances or just to the store and back? More importantly, what kind of vehicle do you have? These questions are something you should definitely ask your dealer. They can point you to reputable brands that work best for your vehicle and driving habits. They often get asked these questions a lot and can be an excellent source for information.