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Anyone still running Winter tires? lol

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tranquility922 wrote: Sure, it's a guideline, but even if it's consistently around 3C, that's still too low for summers. Lots of ppl mention snowing, etc, but the main/sole criterion is the temp. Doesn't matter if there's no snow at all if it's -20C, gonna be trouble if using summers.
I have seen days where the temperature swing from 0 to 20C, what tire do you run? Keep in mind the tires don't change themselves.
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Webhead wrote: GTA weather this coming weekend will be @15C. Maybe time to swap out tires.
10 days after that are pretty cold. With little driving though, might be right time to change the tires still.
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divx wrote: I have seen days where the temperature swing from 0 to 20C, what tire do you run? Keep in mind the tires don't change themselves.
Well, it's just common sense, right? What temp range is the majority of the day and foreseeable future? Fit and act accordingly.

I run dedicated summers and winters.
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divx wrote: I have seen days where the temperature swing from 0 to 20C, what tire do you run? Keep in mind the tires don't change themselves.
If you are driving during the day mostly, and the precipitation is coming down as rain, go ahead and switch. Winter tires are horrible if you get those torrential spring downpours.
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I run dedicated summer at night and day, changed it 3 weeks ago to summer, no problem at all. I even ran 200tw tires at 5c a few times and performance was great (not optimal). I also ran winter tires in 15-20c range for a few years as well no problem on wear, tires may get sluggish when its 20c and Sunny outside tough
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Still do, just because there is no snow doesn't mean you don't benefit from winter tire when it's 1degree outside in the morning or late at night. I usually change mine after April.
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I just follow my insurance policy. Don't want to be caught in an accident with the wrong tires on.
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emjhay wrote: Still do, just because there is no snow doesn't mean you don't benefit from winter tire when it's 1degree outside in the morning or late at night. I usually change mine after April.
Check out this test. The results may surprise you. Winter tires don't show an improvement in wet or dry braking even down to 0°C. Too bad they couldn't test lower. I guess their strength is when there's actually snow and ice on the road.

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I've now switched over both vehicles, and only because I got too bored of sitting around at home doing nothing. I have nowhere to go, so my car could have easily just left the winters on.
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It won't be over +5c overnight any day this week, with a possibly (but pretty unliekly IMO) forecast of snow/rain showers for next Saturday.

Winters definitely won't get "worn out prematurely" if it's 15c or 20c one afternoon.
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thanks , this is very informative.
derass wrote: Check out this test. The results may surprise you. Winter tires don't show an improvement in wet or dry braking even down to 0°C. Too bad they couldn't test lower. I guess their strength is when there's actually snow and ice on the road.

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I had planned on swapping this weekend but last week got an email from our CEO that we won’t be returning to office till at least Sep 9. Since the car is hardly being driven while working from home, I’m just wondering if I could perhaps just get away without doing the change this year Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Any good mobile tire change places that charge under $50?
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carmaster wrote: Any good mobile tire change places that charge under $50?
"Good" and "under $50". Choose one lol
How much cheaper do you expect to pay?.. Just DIY
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kammj1 wrote: "Good" and "under $50". Choose one lol
How much cheaper do you expect to pay?.. Just DIY
Not mobile but my mechanic does it for $20 if they're on rims. Only problem is he's on the other side of town so sometime I'm too lazy to drive over there and drop the car off so I do it myself and then realize it's not even close to worth my time for $20.

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