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View Poll Results: Do you change over to winter tires or keep on your all season's
I don't live in a region with snow & ice where winter tires are needed but I want to vote for something anyway. 33 24.26%
No, winter tires are a waste of money, the all-seasons are just fine 58 42.65%
Yes, I put on my dedicated winters. It's the difference of night/day. 45 33.09%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 09:09 AM
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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.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 09:23 AM
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You seem to insist that anyone who doesn't think as you..surely has their head up their ass. Personally I don't agree with being forced to do much of anything...and very gratefully thankful that you are not King.
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I don't have my head up my "bum bum" and don't agree with anything you have said. JMHO
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-08-2010, 09:40 AM
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IceMan, your vote of no snow's explains it all.
Put aside your personal opinions of me...and like Obama might say, don't vote against it just becasue you can

I'm curious, for a measly $132/year... after spending $30,000+ thousand on your new Equinox/Terrain, please, please make an argument against winters that might justify why your head doesn't belong in your ass. Seriously...your location (Indianna), is in the snow belt!
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It's also not a requirement that I make an argument about anything with you or anyone else. It is not manditory that If I disagree with you or your tatics...then I must further explain myself. After driving on the road for 45+ years..I do know exactly how I want to do that...and am quite aware of where I live and just what our winters are like.
What has Obama got to do with this?? ...and could care less about what the Obama might say.
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Well, the next time you slide just a few feet to fare or spin out of control and are seriously inconvenienced by and accident or god forbid you or a loved one or an innocent bystander is hurt you can just ponder about that measly $132/yr. It's a no brainer for people living in wintery conditions, but something dumb people would never get.
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mmarges - your message is good. Your choice of words, yet again, are not. Is it really so hard to express your opinion without berating other members in the process?
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Just to share general winter experiance, back before the internet was around rumur had it with the switch to radial tires you didn't need snow tires. Also rumur had it with FWD you didn't need snow tires.
When I bought a new Celebrity in 86' I thought I night test those ideas.
Going home from work one cold rainy day I found out about 3 miles from home it had started freezing on road and quickly realized I had no real control of it. Couldn't brake without sliding and even just idling along it would occaisionly break free and 'bounce' off the snow pack on side of road. Very scary remainder of trip. A set of GY F32's (same winter tire used by quite a few police departments) corrected the problem and it turned out to be a quite capable winter car.

Also to be considered is the age of the all seasons. When brand new they may be adequate for most situations but as they get more milage they may start to lose it from winter driving standpoint and I am sure some end up buying new ones to replace to replace ones that would still be reasonable dry/rain soaked ones.

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Just to share general winter experiance, back before the internet was around rumur had it with the switch to radial tires you didn't need snow tires. Also rumur had it with FWD you didn't need snow tires.
When I bought a new Celebrity in 86' I thought I night test those ideas.
Going home from work one cold rainy day I found out about 3 miles from home it had started freezing on road and quickly realized I had no real control of it. Couldn't brake without sliding and even just idling along it would occaisionly break free and 'bounce' off the snow pack on side of road. Very scary remainder of trip. A set of GY F32's (same winter tire used by quite a few police departments) corrected the problem and it turned out to be a quite capable winter car.

Also to be considered is the age of the all seasons. When brand new they may be adequate for most situations but as they get more milage they may start to lose it from winter driving standpoint and I am sure some end up buying new ones to replace to replace ones that would still be reasonable dry/rain soaked ones.
To be fair, things have progressed since 86. Add anti-lock brakes, traction/stability control and modern all-season tires to that Celebrity and I bet it would have handled that trip a lot differently. 3.5 inches of snow might not seem like a lot to many of you, but that's exactly what I got in my area the week I brought my new Nox home....and my 2WD model handled it just fine. Bear in mind that I live in Texas where roads/streets aren't cleared and nobody has snow tires. If I lived in an area with several heavy snowfalls each winter I would probably get snow tires...but still opt for the lower cost, lighter weight 2WD model.

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To be fair, things have progressed since 86. Add anti-lock brakes, traction/stability control and modern all-season tires to that Celebrity and I bet it would have handled that trip a lot differently. 3.5 inches of snow might not seem like a lot to many of you, but that's exactly what I got in my area the week I brought my new Nox home....and my 2WD model handled it just fine. Bear in mind that I live in Texas where roads/streets aren't cleared and nobody has snow tires. If I lived in an area with several heavy snowfalls each winter I would probably get snow tires...but still opt for the lower cost, lighter weight 2WD model.
Thats very true NoobNox, tires and and the other stuff have made things better.
Still from my viewpoint whether FWD,RWD,4WD,AWD, Anti-lock,stabil-trac enabled its the 4 little patchs of rubber that are going to determine what does or does not happen. Ones that can give you a little more grip on the slop can give you an edge at times.

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