Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 13:19:45 -0500 From: tom reingold <trn244nopsamnline.net> Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?
On 1/22/2003 5:45 PM:Kevin Rhodes wrote > In article <b0n3ta$rgr47$2nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de>, davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: > > But what of the 40-50 days per winter here in Maine where the temperature is > well above freezing and the roads are perfectly dry? I would submit that snow > tires are just as unsuitable in those conditions. Or even worse - ever driven > on snows on a 70 degree February thaw day? Scary. Or do you switch your tires > -daily- to match the prevailing conditions? Life is a compromise - where I > live and where the previous poster lives, all-season tires are an acceptable > compromise. Where you live they may not be. I have had exactly one day this > winter where I felt snow tires would have been advantageous. That was > Christmas day when we got 1/2 meter of snow in 8 hours. I simply slowed down > to 25mph and crawled home from Christmas Dinner in the storm. > > Kevin Rhodes > Westbrook, Maine I agree, that it's about compromise. I don't fault you for sticking with all-seasons. But I don't understand what you mean about snows being bad for dry roads. My snows handle just fine on them. -- Tom Reingold Noo Joizy