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November 5th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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It snowed a bit here today! Not anywhere near enough to stay on the ground, but still!

Do you put snow tires on?
If so, when? If not, why not?
Where do you store your regular tires?
How confident are you in your winter driving?
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November 6th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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We got a little snow too. But we dealt with the heavy wet stuff early Oct. that knocked down trees, and over 160 hydro poles (our power was out for 5 days)

Do you put snow tires on? I never have, although I'd like to
If so, when? If not, why not?it's not mandatory here, and it's really expensive... so far I haven't felt that they were really needed
Where do you store your regular tires?don't change them
How confident are you in your winter driving?I'd say pretty good. I'm confident because I learned to drive in the winter. I'm cautious, but not overly so, which I think gets people into trouble. We used to go out on the lake and spin out to learn how to safely correct it in drivers ed.... great lessons!
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November 6th, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Do you put snow tires on? on the car
If so, when? If not, why not? around the time the snow shows up. The Jeep has all season tires. We'd like to put winter ones on but /shudder
Where do you store your regular tires? in the shed (where our ****tard neighbours can steal them )
How confident are you in your winter driving? I'm comfortable in crappy conditions
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November 6th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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We got a little snow too. But we dealt with the heavy wet stuff early Oct. that knocked down trees, and over 160 hydro poles (our power was out for 5 days)
Wow! That's crazy! The heavy wet stuff is the worst...but best for snowballs

Do you put snow tires on? nope, both the truck and jeep have all seasons
If so, when? If not, why not? see above
Where do you store your regular tires? n/a...but if we had to, they'd be in the garage most likely
How confident are you in your winter driving? pretty confident...I also learned how to drive in the winter
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November 6th, 2012, 05:37 PM
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I have all seasons on the Jeep, but my husband puts snows on his car. His regular tires are stored in the jam packed garage!

I'm OK at driving in winter, but I hate snow storms. And ice storms terrify me.
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November 6th, 2012, 06:40 PM
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And ice storms terrify me.
This. Give me 5 feet of snow over an ice storm. No matter how good a driver you are, some driving on ice is impossible.
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November 6th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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No snow tires here this year. We did just put brand new all seasons on the car though. We had snow tires on the van last year, really didn't notice that much difference.

We're in a very Southern part of Canada, not a ton of snow most of the time and I don't venture far outside the city. If we lived more North of here or did a lot of driving we'd likely get them.

Stored the tires for the van in my parent's garage since we don't have one and I didn't want to pay for storage.

Snow on the ground doesn't bother me for driving, but if I can't see because of falling snow, I don't drive. Poor visibility scares me.
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November 6th, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I put snow tires on the minivan but keep all seasons on the suburban

I put them on after Thanksgiving and store them in the outside shed all summer

I'm a really good winter driver, LOTS of experience driving in snow for 22 years
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