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A mechanic is likely to advise you to replace your snow tires, all-weather tires or winter tires all at once if you are a four-wheel drive owner. Four and all-wheel drive vehicles can "pull" sideways in wet conditions if there is uneven traction. Your tires should be evenly matched to prevent this kind of uneven traction. Sudden stops in wintertime are often unavoidable, and you don't want to wind up in a ditch somewhere because of imbalanced tire traction ratios due to mismatched winter tires.