Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:55:55 -0500
From: Bob  <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?


On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 22:00:03 GMT, Anders Olsson <fake.addressnopsama.com> wrote: >Reading this thread, I get theimpression that you in the U.S. have eithe a >lot of loose snow where the thread pattern is what makes most of the >difference, whereas we in scandinavia more often have hard packed snow or >ice where the important difference is the rubber in the tire. It depends _greatly_ on where you live. However, in the NorthEast where I live, we get "extreme" street clearing and the odds of driving on packed snow are very low. If we get large back to back storms with lots of low temperatures then we may get packed snow. Most of the people who get stuck, get stuck in parking lots. Bob

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