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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 02:25:42 -0500
From: Malcolm W. Mason <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 09:32:31 -0500, Bob <> wrote: >On Tue, 21 Jan 2003 04:00:10 -0500, Malcolm W. Mason ><> wrote: > Bob you must live in a more tempeate area and are urban or on a main road. > >Snow tires are nice, but in most areas of the USA they do a good >job of clearing the highways down to a drivable surface within >a day. Your snow tires only come into use if you are out traveling >during the few days that it is actually snowing heavily. On most >other days you are driving on a tire which is very poorly designed >for wet or dry pavement, handles poorly, and is noisy. Considering >how few days I actually find myself driving home in a blinding snow >storm, I go with performance all-seasons and compromise a little in >the winter and a little in the summer. > >Bob

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