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When do you switch back to your summer tires?

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When do you switch back to your summer tires?

Just trying to get an idea of when it is best to switch back to my summer tires? I really don't want to risk getting hit with a snow storm with them on because they pretty much are useless in the winter and just spin.
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To be conservative do it on the candy holidays. Winter tires on just after Halloween and off around Easter. :)
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Ah, I'll probably do it the week after I get the bumper fixed (needs the rear bumper replaced as some idiot rear ended me). So the last week of March.
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XtremeModder wrote:
Feb 20th, 2018 12:10 pm
Just trying to get an idea of when it is best to switch back to my summer tires? I really don't want to risk getting hit with a snow storm with them on because they pretty much are useless in the winter and just spin.
With winter tires you should be getting a 5% discount on your insurance, and the insurance will specify when those tire should be on the vehicle. My insurance requires 30th December to March 1st.
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Last week of March for the last 5 years.
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Back to all seasons, probably around mid March.

If you have actual high performance summer tires, at least mid April.
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I watch the weather and wait for the "Ides of March or April" to pass.
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It really depends on the weather forecast as well, but usually ends March and early April.

For those who run with a low profile or expensive summer rims. It is better to wait longer until most potholes are filled or you may risk to damage your wheels.
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Easter weekend or a week or two after that depending on weather as I will be running dedicated Performance Summer tires.
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Around April for me. Praying for no surprise winter storm up north!
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Mid April ish for this year or else I would do it in the first week of April

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