Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 01:58:52 -0500
From: Malcolm W. Mason <>
Subject: Re: buy snow tires or not?

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 17:46:32 -0500, Bob <> wrote: >On 22 Jan 2003 21:53:46 GMT, wrote: > > >Don't worry, I won't. But you do have to worry about the 99.9% of >the drivers out there that don't know how to drive in the snow, >snow tires or not. > >Bob Today (yesterday by the clock we had * inches of wet snow temperature just below 32F (0C) about as slippery as snow gets. My wife tried to get her car, a Jetta with all season Michelins, up our slopping drive. She could not.She drove back into the garage and I drove my 9000 with Continental snows on the front amd Continental summer tires on the rear right up the drive and she took it from there to her office, (Iwork fo=rom home. I have used this arrangement here and all over Ontario with great results and contrary to some thought the back end does not break away and fishtail or spin. The actual traction front and back is the same due to the coefficient of frintion of the particular tire compound and the surface. The snow tires effect is acheived by the aggressive tread which bites into reasonably fresh snow.My wife will not use snows at all. She cannot tolerate the extra noise on snow freee pavement-wet or dry. Fortunately, I work from home. MWM

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