Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 02:21:37 -0500
From: Malcolm W. Mason <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 23:49:13 GMT, hohnopsamlid.invalid (Goran Larsson) wrote: > > >This is very dangerous. Using tyres/tires with good traction on the >front and tyres/tires with bad traction on the rear (e.g. winter tyres >on front, summer tyres on back, snow or ice on road) results in car >with bad direction stability. The rear will most likely try to overtake >the front during braking. Thank you very much Goren. I have never experienced the affect and since I now live near Washington, DC, I use all weather tires, I would not dream of getting snow tires. However, I did so when I lived in Ottawa and Montreal bothe of which are real snow towns and never experiened any difficulty. However tires have changed since then and I do not have a fleet manager leaning over my shoiulder on the company car. However the North American practice seems to be to use snows only on the powered wheels. I would like to hear from anyone who knows differently.

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