With the winter freezing rain of southern Ontario, I enjoyed winter tires for many a slippery season. Further west, I am again considering winter tires. There is deep snow here and they do a poor job of cleaning the roads & my parking lot in a timely manner. One option is studs. I understand these are illegal in certain areas. I do remove my winter tires in the spring, but tire storage is a big problem for me, which is why I'm still in the consideration stage. I also do not have the ability or facilities or tools to change tires on my own. So I think rims are kind of a waste of money and am thinking of just getting the tires.