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Anyone still running Winter tires? lol

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Anyone still running Winter tires? lol

Don't feel like calling the dealership to see if they are opened as I don't want to head out during this pandemic time. I see many neighbours still have snow tires on their vehicles. Me too! Anyone else? If we have to stay home for a few more months and don't drive much, it may be cheaper to leave snows on until next March! lol
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I have one car that might sit till next winter/spring. Was planning to do brake work on it too, but all work's been halted.
Might have to put in some stabil for the gas.
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Nope not a chance, changed mine over long time ago. But you're right, I see many many vehicles out there with winter tyres still on.

Also, belongs in wheels and tyres section.
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I'm still on my winters, though I'll already need new winters next year so may as well wear these out more. Thankfully it's been colder than normal which has helped with being able to run winter tires for longer. 5-10'c is not bad on them.

Also for some people that have been off work or WFH for the past 4-6 weeks has been using their cars less. The short drives in warmer weather still won't wear them out as much as daily commutes to work would have over the past 4-6 weeks.
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Some insurance companies require you to keep them on until April 30th hence why there's cars still driving with them on.
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It's 0 outside right now, why wouldn't I still have my winter tires on? Until we get average daily temps over 7 degrees they stay on. I'll probably end up changing them out in a week or so.
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Both of my neighbors still have their winter tires on. I changed mine out in the 2nd week of March.
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Looking into this week and next, morning seem to be in the 11-15 range, with nights still being 4-6... so not terribly bad if they have it on still I suppose.
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I guess it also depends on where you are located. Some Provinces require you keep them on until a certain date, some don't. Some places are already hitting 0 while other places are hovering 8-12C. Normally, snow tires would be off by now for me. Driving 1-2 times a week, I may just keep them on until things are less locked down.
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The day-lows are still about 4C or so, so still have winters on. Can't be bothered yet, don't drive much right now and I DIY so can wait for better temps. It's crazy though, almost May but still a bit chilly here. We had a very mild winter but spring isn't so good though.
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I still have winters on. I'm wfh now and only drive it about once a week to buy groceries.
I don't have separate rims for my all season tires, and my dealer charge $110 to change them. I'm trying to decide if I should change them now or just keep winter tires on this summer to save $220($110 now + $110 in November) :rolleyes:
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Zacthebunny wrote: I still have winters on. I'm wfh now and only drive it about once a week to buy groceries.
I don't have separate rims for my all season tires, and my dealer charge $110 to change them. I'm trying to decide if I should change them now or just keep winter tires on this summer to save $220($110 now + $110 in November) :rolleyes:
That's exactly my situation too. lol. What gives me more incentive to keep snows on all year round on top of not driving much is that I need to buy new all seasons. Not sure I want to drop $1500 for new tires that I will only drive once or twice a week so I may just keep the snows on. We will see how the driving frequency goes.
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On a nice super sunny day the asphalt gets hot hot.
Your tires create friction = super hot.
Softer rubber more friction. Even hotter..
LOL.
Winter tires can become garbage in one weekend with such conditions.
Change your fricken tyres!
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I have one care switched over, plan on doing the other cat this week or next weekend.

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