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Author Topic: [Poll: 2014.8 ]: Do you use real snow tires (not the all-season type)? Back to Topics
JT
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Do you use real snow tires (not the all-season type)?
Yes
No

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:16:30 AM

yes
gassaver1948
All-Star Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:05:01 AM

no
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:26:14 AM

what is a snow tire? never seen one
2WW5
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:19:20 AM

no
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2014 12:29:18 AM

no
libman
Sophomore Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 11:06:21 PM

No
Cindana
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 3:15:45 AM

I live near the Twin Cities in MN. All roads I drive on are paved.

Do they still make Snow Tires?
BossaRin
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:15:04 AM

If you live in a area that has "real" winter than I believe that you should use a snow/winter tire.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 8:04:34 AM

no
CaptainAnhyzer
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 6:18:01 AM

I disagree with Currency Pro......

Snow tires are unnecessary on a vehicle with all wheel drive.
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 3:53:48 AM

no
Currency_Pro
Veteran Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 1:55:47 AM

the fact is there is NO all season tire. There are only two kinds: winter and non winter tires. i am not sure when, but eventually there will be legislation to change this misleading tactic by the tire companies. another fact is the worst winter tire outperforms the best "all season" tire.
jb107
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 8:39:28 AM

No. If it snows we stay home. One of the benefits of being retired.
porkdogMA
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:20:59 PM

Sometimes
ranger1169
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 5:43:23 PM

no
stevencr
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:24:24 PM

Here in Ohio just about everybody uses all season tires.
OldMan322
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 4:16:28 PM

"Wizrd03" We would hope
Wizrd03
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 9:28:29 AM

Not really necessary these days with tire improvements
twopairAL
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:48:22 AM

no
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 4:31:50 PM

NO
iwannavet
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 9:09:58 AM

Yes, I use them November to April
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2014 10:16:44 AM

no
knine67
Rookie Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:07:50 PM

YES. The term 'Snow Tires' is old fashion. They are more accurately called Winter Tires. Many people don't realize that Winter tires are just as important, if not more so, for cold weather driving than driving in snow.
So called 'All-season' tires begin to lose grip at 44 degrees F (7 C) and get less pliable as the temp drops. Winter tires because of a different compound, remain flexible and are much safer on bare cold roads as well as snow. Stopping distances with Winter tires have been shown to be 30% shorter than with so called All-season tires. There is a reason that many insurance companies now offer discounts for the use of 4 Winter tires. Mine takes 5% off the yearly premium.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 12:41:39 PM

no
cardjim
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 9:34:29 AM

no
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 9:03:14 PM

no
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:41:13 PM

no
csr1000
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 11:48:37 AM

This question totally depends on where you live. Even in southwestern ontario we often have winters that you can get away without real snow tires. However when I turned 40 I tried them and realized that they do make the winter much less stressful. I now use them every year. Also, having real snow tires allows me to put sportier summer tires on because I don't have to worry about their snow performance.
NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 1:20:58 AM

ə no.
my dad did, and bought two extra rims so they could be mounted year round without the hassle of dismounting the regular tires and mounting the snows.
even that got to be too much of a pita so he stopped doing it, and i never saw any reason to. ə
razorwan
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 8:31:41 AM

Unless you live in the north, generally, it doesn't snow enough to go through the hassle of getting snow tires. ONLY in the past couple of years has there been much more snow than usual. So even if you did live in northern states, snow tires were not that necessary. I have lived in Michigan for 20+ years and didn't need them!
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 8:59:22 AM

no
theocean
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 2:19:43 PM

NO
LXH18
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2014 3:26:15 AM

No
dannidb
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:10:44 PM

Now I use all seasons on the truck and spare donuts on the car
dannidb
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:09:37 PM

I used to use regular snow tires back in the day, they sounded like a herd of horses going down the road ;)
dannidb
Rookie Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2014 7:07:20 PM

no I use donuts
susu46
Sophomore Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 1:45:42 PM

No. I use an all season radial with a tread designed to remove water from under the wheels to get better traction in rain. This works for me in all kinds of weather including snow and ice. But, I must add a caveat here. I was trained as a professional driver in a program that included a skid pan to learn how to handle ice even with NO tread on the drive wheels.
Deb53
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 12:02:54 AM

No not in so calif.
MoneyPennys
Rookie Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 2:30:08 AM

Yes, I put them on in November, although it may effect gas efficiency, I would rather have that then to have less control I've driven all over the province and have to say that from what I see, a majority of people in the Lower Mainland (not all of them) have that illness called "WinterDenialism". They seems to wait until the absolute last minute before putting them on. Better safe than sorry.
FeinDenz
Rookie Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 9:42:21 PM

All Season tires should be called NO-Season tires. Canadians respect this, not yet enough. Quebec is the only province to legislate real winter snow tires from 15 DEC to 15 March. Accidents and deaths have been measurably reduced since this law came in in 2008.

Perhaps the new Michelin AS/3 All-Seasons will come close to being true, just down to little snow & warm -8C though.
icy_toast
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 7:33:17 PM

When I drove my 2-door sports car year-round, I used 4 Blizzak snow tires in winter. It could handle better, stop/go faster, than ANY 4x4 suv/truck it passed, on both expressway and city roads in MI's UP (lots of snow/ice).
Now I have an SUV with 4x4 but all-season tires, I miss those winter tires!
askralph
Sophomore Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:08:55 PM

All season as it works best on the E-250 Ford.
iwannavet
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:53:55 AM

Yes
bady777
All-Star Author Edmonton

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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:27:52 AM

Yes and studded on all four wheels..
M_Pruz
Sophomore Author Flint

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 1:33:09 PM

All season tires.
chiefsectionb
Rookie Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 3:49:50 PM

Uh...not here in Florida.
AnyPort
Champion Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 8:26:20 PM

SNOW? In Okahoma?
I wud not consider leaving my garage with anything but real snow tires on my K1500 or my wife's C1500.
5w30
Rookie Author Gary

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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 7:57:10 PM

no.
kemorc
Sophomore Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 5:42:22 PM

There simply isn't a snow tire for my truck that offers what I need for non-paved roads, let alone the roads that are never plowed.
CoolPriusGuy
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 1:33:34 AM

Years ago, heading to the warehouse club on my first set of snow tires, I encountered an unfamiliar icy intersection at the bottom of a hill. On the way to the store, two vehicles were wrecked, heading back 45 minutes later, three more vehicles had wrecked.

Just the other morning, a woman in an F150 crashed into the bridge barrier after spinning across three lanes of traffic on an icy overpass.

With the increased ice and snow this season, winter tires and a running snow blower have been priceless!
TFzoom
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 12:29:01 AM

NO. The expense is NOT JUSTIFIED,i do very well with all season.
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