Date: 22 Jan 2003 21:53:46 GMT From: davehinznopsamcop.net Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?
Someone who looks an awful lot like Bob <uctraingNOSPAMnopsamanet.com> wrote: > On 22 Jan 2003 18:16:32 GMT, davehinznopsamcop.net wrote: >>Since you're going to be using up tires no matter when you drive, why not >>use up a tire that's made for the conditions you're driving in? > > I agree: get tires for the conditions you normally encounter. > Around NEw England, I encounter actual snow packed road on perhaps a > dozen days a year at most. So, 3% of the year your tires are unsafe? > Studless snow tires do nothing for ice > traction, so that doesn't count. My experience with ice-racing using non-studded tires seems to indicate that your statement is incorrect. > The rest of the time, I need a tire > that will handle wet and dry conditions. For me that says "all > seasons." Well, good luck with that. Please don't run into me the 3% of the time that your tires are unsuitable for the conditions. Thanks. Dave Hinz