Do You Switch Over To Winter Tires or Stick With All-Seasons?
It amazes me how many people don't put on winter tires.
People will have vehicles worth $10k, 20k, 40k, $60k yet not have winters. They'll spend money on GPS's, iPods, Satellite radio subscriptions, fancy summer rims...yet not spend money on winter tires.
People....the winter tires themselves cost absolutely nothing because how many ever miles/km you drive on your winters is how much longer your all-seasons are going to last! The only real out of pocket espense when you count all the beans is the cost of the steel wheels (approx $300), the install/balance of the tires (approx $60), and the change over in the late fall and early spring every season (approx $60/yr...some people can do this themselves in the drive way and some shops include it for buying the tire package from them).
A winter tire set will last approx 5 seasons. So, that's $300 + $60 + ($60x5) = $660 over 5 years. = $132/year.
For those who do not believe in winter tires....$132 per year....take your heads out of your bum bum and get a set of snow's for your vehicle. This is very, very, very cheap insurance for the safety of you, your spouse, your children, other people and property and also your precious vehicle and the headache and inconveneience you'll have from even a little fender-bender.
Even the cheapest, no-name winter tires out there are 10x better the the best, most expensive all-seasons!
They made it law in Quebec to have winter tires...I can't wait until they make it law in Ontario.