Wheels and Tires

Driving to Florida - Swap out winters back to all-season?

  • Last Updated:
  • Jan 11th, 2018 3:52 pm
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Oct 26, 2008
5284 posts
HN12345 wrote:
Jan 9th, 2018 10:12 pm
Wouldn't your winter tires get shredded in warm weather? Shredded as in wearing down very fast.
No! It's a RFD urban legend craftily promulgated by tire makers and dealers who want to move more product.

If the winter tires are brand new and have something like Blizzak technology with a relatively soft topmost layer, then yes, they will wear down quicker on dry pavement in warm weather.
But for most winter tires that have already done a few kms., it's not going to be the rate of wear that is popularly supposed.
And even in the worst case, you arrive home with what is effectively now a perfectly good set of all-seasons that provided you a safety margin had snow been an issue in some parts of the trip.