Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:06:01 -0500
From: "darkpoter" <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

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 <> wrote in message news:b0mn5v$qlgr0$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like darkpoter <> wrote: > > Actually they are trying to pass a snow tire law here in Ontario. > > They actually greatly helped the performance of my car in the winter. I > > don't think the saab really needs them. > > I have a question - why would you *not* want snow tires? They'll cost > the same, or less, compared to your summer tires... while you're driving, > you're either wearing one set, or the other. So, every month you wear > out (x) dollars worth of tire. > > 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? Snow tires > don't cost any more to own, because what you spend on wearing them out, you > save on not wearing out your summer tires. > > Dave Hinz >

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