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When will you put Winter/Snow Tires on?

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When will you put Winter/Snow Tires on?

Do you guys think this coming weekend is too soon? I'm wondering if I should beat the rush as you know after the first snow-fall, people will be lining up like crazy at all auto shops. Also, anyone know if Costco does seasonal tire changes?
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done last week. Always on the week of Halloween. Beat the rush.
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When a significant portion of my driving starts to be around or below 5C. I put mine on yesterday. I don't have to worry about the rush as there is no rush in my garage :).
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Not using the tires and wheels subforum?
That's a paddlin'.
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waiting for my tires to turn into hockey pucks or snow on the ground forecast.
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Viperoni wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 1:48 pm
Not using the tires and wheels subforum?
That's a paddlin'.
Sorry, didn't know that forum existed!
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Whenever the weather is consistently under 7'C, which appears to be Nov 18 weekend by the forecast. That, or the morning of if we get a surprise snowfall. 20min job in my garage.

Also keep in mind that your insurance may require you to install your winter tires at a specific date, so make sure you do it by then.
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When the daily high's drop below 7C, winter tires > all seasons. I have summer tires so did mine last weekend.

BTW first snowfall is supposed to hit Thursday so you may be a bit late for line ups at your local shop.
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when insurance says i should.. which is nov 1st.
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Already did....night time goes below 7c.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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I've an appt for Saturday the 11th for the changeover.
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My wife's car has summer tires. I am busy this coming weekend, so will likely swap her winters on the weekend of the 18th. The summer tires are dangerous in the snow, so I like to get the winters on before I see a snowflake in the air.

My truck has winter rated all terrains, so I usually wait until the first forecasted snow accumulation to put the winter tires on. If I get caught in a surprise snowfall, I'm still ok with the A/Ts.
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Probably Nov 25th weekend.

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