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Any good A/S tires for all year round for GTA

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Any good A/S tires for all year round for GTA

Is there any good A/S tires that is good enough for all year round? I mostly drive in GTA, and I have a 2009 VW Tiguan. I have been using winter tires, but tired of doing the tire changeover twice a year, and want to see if I can just go without winter tires.

I have been eyeing on the Pirelli P7 Cinturato AS Plus, and wonder if it's good for the winter here.
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go with All weather tire then. There are pros and cons of both types, obviously.
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Been driving an AWD Venza since 2009. Never used anything but Michelin Latitudes. No problems around the GTA.
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Are you getting them changed over at a shop? It's only a 30 min job to do at home yourself (assuming your have your winters on a spare set of wheels, swapping tires on the same set of rims is silly). Keep in mind that you'll lose your insurance discount for them, so be sure to inform them that you are no longer using them to avoid voiding your insurance policy.

If you must go all season, then the Michelin A/S3+ would be the way to go.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... 55WR7PSAS3
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engineered wrote: Are you getting them changed over at a shop? It's only a 30 min job to do at home yourself (assuming your have your winters on a spare set of wheels, swapping tires on the same set of rims is silly). Keep in mind that you'll lose your insurance discount for them, so be sure to inform them that you are no longer using them to avoid voiding your insurance policy.

If you must go all season, then the Michelin A/S3+ would be the way to go.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... 55WR7PSAS3
Yes, I have it done at a shop. I have tried doing it myself, and thought it's too much effort. Yes, they are on separate rims.

Just wondering why would you recommend the Michelin over the Pirelli? The Pirelli seems to have much better reviews on tirerack.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... &tab=Sizes
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In my case, in the 8 years I've had the Venza, I only tried one set of tires besides Michelins, they were Pirelli's. Without question the worst tires I've ever owned and I've been driving for over 35 years.
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engineered wrote: Are you getting them changed over at a shop? It's only a 30 min job to do at home yourself (assuming your have your winters on a spare set of wheels, swapping tires on the same set of rims is silly). Keep in mind that you'll lose your insurance discount for them, so be sure to inform them that you are no longer using them to avoid voiding your insurance policy.

If you must go all season, then the Michelin A/S3+ would be the way to go.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... 55WR7PSAS3
The AS3+ performance in snow or even cold is not that great. I would not want to be in more than a few cm of snow with them on. It would not be a fun winter.
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OffGridGuy wrote: In my case, in the 8 years I've had the Venza, I only tried one set of tires besides Michelins, they were Pirelli's. Without question the worst tires I've ever owned and I've been driving for over 35 years.
For sure a brand cannot tell everything about all its tires. I have also had Michelin's A/S on my previous car, and I also thought it's the worst tires ever, but the Michelin X-Ice I currently have are great.
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BB88 wrote: Yes, I have it done at a shop. I have tried doing it myself, and thought it's too much effort. Yes, they are on separate rims.

Just wondering why would you recommend the Michelin over the Pirelli? The Pirelli seems to have much better reviews on tirerack.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.js ... &tab=Sizes
Not sure what you mean. The A/S3+ beats every tire in every category, including Pirelli, though the Cintauro comes close. I've also personally heard many high praises for the A/S3+ and almost never about Pirellis. Though given the $20 cheaper price of the Pirelli, I might be persuaded to give them a chance.

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Kasakato wrote: The AS3+ performance in snow or even cold is not that great. I would not want to be in more than a few cm of snow with them on. It would not be a fun winter.
Agreed, I would go for winter tires 100% in the winter and summer tires in the summer. But the A/S3+ appears to be the highest rated all season for snow. Personally if I had to run only 1 tire I'd run winter tires all year for the winter security. Downside is that they'd wear quickly in the summer and have less dry grip.
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engineered wrote: Agreed, I would go for winter tires 100% in the winter and summer tires in the summer. But the A/S3+ appears to be the highest rated all season for snow. Personally if I had to run only 1 tire I'd run winter tires all year for the winter security. Downside is that they'd wear quickly in the summer and have less dry grip.
It's top in its category for UHP AS. Driving on snow is adequate, similar to the DWS06 which is respectable. Ice is where you start wishing you own winters.
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engineered wrote: Not sure what you mean. The A/S3+ beats every tire in every category, including Pirelli, though the Cintauro comes close. I've also personally heard many high praises for the A/S3+ and almost never about Pirellis. Though given the $20 cheaper price of the Pirelli, I might be persuaded to give them a chance.
You must have linked the wrong Michelin (A/S 3 instead of A/S 3+) in your original post, where the original A/S 3's review are pretty bad). I'll give the A/S 3+ a look.
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What size tire? I see some of these tires esp the AS3+ everybody talks about, not available in 195 60 15 :( My 98 volvo s70 se gets no love from the nice tires
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westnylefx wrote: What size tire? I see some of these tires esp the AS3+ everybody talks about, not available in 195 60 15 :( My 98 volvo s70 se gets no love from the nice tires
Check in the spare tire section :P
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engineered wrote: Check in the spare tire section :P
lol. what about michelins for 105 a tire the defender H's.

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