Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:49:16 -0500
From: tom reingold <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On 1/22/2003 4:06 PM: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. > 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. > > Matt You raise valid points about the cost and hassle of switching. My point about exercise was a half joke. I enjoy it, but I don't expect others to enjoy it. Nor is bringing the car to a shop, because of the time involved. But I'm on my third season with my Nokian tires, and I see no signs of tread wear whatsoever. I drive about 24,000 miles a year (about 39,000 km) and don't reduce it that much in the winter. And by the way, these Nokians handle pretty darned well on dry pavement. They're loud at low speeds. For hard turns, they're a bit wiggly, but really not bad. -- Tom Reingold Noo Joizy

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