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Anyone still have their winters on?

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Anyone still have their winters on?

Driving around I still see a few people with their winters on. Is it:

1) didn't have time to take them off
2) still worried about a few cold mornings
3) tires are old so just using them thru the summer to burn them off and get a new set after
4) other
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Still have mine on. [removed]
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I would say laziness.

I doubt they're worried about Cold Temperatures especially if they're using All-Seasons.

Even if I was running Summers no way I would leave them on. End of April is the latest.
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Leave them on, winters coming again in 6 months
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billford wrote: Leave them on, winters coming again in 6 months
I actually put winters in summers and summers in winter so that I don't have to switch when the weather arrives.
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canoek wrote: I actually put winters in summers and summers in winter so that I don't have to switch when the weather arrives.
good idea.

I also leave my wipers on in the summer
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Took them off in March when the temps started hitting double digits. But one of my neighbours still have their studded tires on their mini van. Very appropriate! And temps are in the 30s.
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I still have mine on and might just drive with them the entire summer. It doesnt make sense to shell out around 40 a rim to dismount them and buy summer ones. I only changed the front tires to winter and only paid $40 each installed... used tires but in good conditions.

I will leave them on and just spend another $80 in November for another good used winter set.
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I was at the mall today. 2 out of every 10 vehicles still had winters on.
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1, 2 and 3 here. We usually don't take them off until mid-May, because there's often a last-minute snow storm. I would have taken them off one car early this year, but haven't had the time. And I don't really care about the Civic's tires because we'll replace them this winter anyway.
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My tires are 4-5/32". Snow/ice traction wasn't good this winter so I am burning them off this summer.
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Gammatron wrote: I still have mine on and might just drive with them the entire summer. It doesnt make sense to shell out around 40 a rim to dismount them and buy summer ones. I only changed the front tires to winter and only paid $40 each installed... used tires but in good conditions.

I will leave them on and just spend another $80 in November for another good used winter set.
I would find a new shop. Did they at least advise you to put the tires with more traction on the back? By putting snows on the front only you're potentially creating a more dangerous situation with your vehicles dynamics than if you had no snow tires on at all.
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I have mine on. I don't have all seasons, only summers and winters, and if I change to summers and it rains at less the 5 Celsius I am skidding like crazy. Probably next weekend I will have them changed, the cold nights should not be an issue by then.
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aleks wrote: I would find a new shop. Did they at least advise you to put the tires with more traction on the back? By putting snows on the front only you're potentially creating a more dangerous situation with your vehicles dynamics than if you had no snow tires on at all.
We need dashcam videos of people spinning. I say keep putting low traction tires in the rear.
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Switched over to my 3-season tires mid-April. :)
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Just changed into my summer's this past Tuesday. It was out of laziness cause I didn't want to pack my summers into my car :)
That being said, what made me go was the road noise from the winters while driving. Couldn't stand it
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changed my over last month, still see 5 out 10 cars with winter tires on.
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Most people get someone to do it and are too lazy to find time to book an appointment. Not much of a concern to run winters into the summer, but not vice versa.

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