Date: 22 Jan 2003 21:56:31 GMT
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

Someone who looks an awful lot like darkpoter <> wrote: > I don't agree on the base of the argument. > Snow tires wear allot faster then all seasons. Even if it snows 2x a week i > still spend most of my day driving on dry pavement, a high quality snow tire > lasts at most 2 seasons here in ottawa before your slipping more then you > would be on all seasons. I get 2 years out of my snows, and 2 years out of my summer tires. That's driving about 100 miles a day, mixed rural/highway/city miles. Of course, I'm not buying rock-hard compounded tires... > There is also the cost and hastle of changing the tires from season to > season. And the added cost of RIMS if you decide to go that way. Yes, the one-time cost of 4 steel wheels for the snowtires is the only added expense. Not getting in a crash because of unsafe tires is worth the 200 bucks for 4 rims, in my opinion. Compared to the cost of the car, having the right tires adds a trivial amount of cost to driving.

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