My crv also has the Bridgestones and I tried them in the snow in vancouver when it snowed in March. They actually did fine up a long hill. It's to be expected for brand new tires though. I got winter tires after vancouvers crazy winter last year. 235 65 R17 Michelin Latitude X-Ice 2 on steel rims from Costco. Only used them in dry and rain so far but they're actually quieter than the Bridgestone. And fuel economy is the same.JimboD wrote: ↑Nov 5th, 2017 3:02 amHey Pete! I was skeptical about seat covers too because of the airbags. However, I came across these ones: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073F7 ... UTF8&psc=1
Those were posted by someone else in a Honda forum I came across. Not fully wrapping around. I get them on Monday, so will give them a whirl and will report back on how they go.
I have looked into the stock tires of the Honda CRV - Bridgestone Ecopia - I notice they aren't the best rated for rain & snow (according to some review websites). Living on the west coast (Vancouver Island)....I am debating whether to get proper snow tires or not. Normally we don't face a whole lot of snow, but last year and apparently this year we will have more of a winter than usual (possible of having some good snow falls). It is even snowing as I type this and I just went out to test the CRV out in this wet snow that I am getting (about 2-3 inches of wet snow). The CRV performed well, it slipped a bit going down a big hill, going up hill was no problemo... Although it didn't face huge issues, but going downhill made me think whether I should get proper snow tires... WITH THAT BEING SAID, now that winter is arriving, did anyone switch to winter tires?? What kind? and how much did they cost?
I was hoping to get by this winter, but the following winter (when my finances are looking a bit better) I was planning on getting winter tires on their own set of rims. Or maybe I should just step up to the plate this winter and get them snow tires.
I have 11,000kms on the current stock tires.
Steel rims are 300 incl tax, 60 to mount. Michelin has a 70 rebate if you get them now. I got my tires from the States at discount tire direct for really cheap but ymmv.... I didn't get taxed at border and got extra 20% off when I complained about the tires bring old. Ended up being around 115 cdn a tire.