Sounds great, whats the catch?!
– As studded tires are basically metal spikes sticking out of your tire, they can cause road damage if driven on dry pavement. Due to this, many provinces will have a specified date as to which you can run studded tires. Failure to comply can result in fines. Saskatchewan and Alberta currently have no restrictions on studded tires.
– As expected, studding will make the tire louder. However, the trade off for peace of mind is well worth the tapping noise.