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Old 01-09-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Now you all have me thinking about getting some true winter tires. Thanks for information and rant.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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I also swear by snow tires. Heck, even the cheapest of snow tires will be better than all season. I have a co-worker who says that he only drives all season on his FWD Civic, and then wondered why he was sliding all over the place when we had that last snow storm. I tried to tell him it was his tires, but he just shook his head no and said it had to have been something else. ugh... People like him frustrate me because there are many more just like him out on the roads and they are the ones causing accidents.


I run Michelin X-Ice's and I highly recommend them.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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I'm surprised that some of the states that see heavy snowfall regularly do not require by law all drivers have legitimate snow/ice tires by specific dates. I know in some of the countries I've stayed in do (Germany, Austria, Norway) and the fines are pretty hefty if you are caught without them!
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I'm surprised that some of the states that see heavy snowfall regularly do not require by law all drivers have legitimate snow/ice tires by specific dates. I know in some of the countries I've stayed in do (Germany, Austria, Norway) and the fines are pretty hefty if you are caught without them!
Colorado can require mud and snow rated tires during snowy conditions, but as pointed out earlier in the thread, All-Seasons can be mud and snow rated.

Frankly, I think the tire industry is doing themselves a major disservice by rating All-Seasons for snow. All-Seasons are really three season tires.....well actually they're really "No-Season" tires. They would probably sell more tires if people realized how bad All-Seasons are in snow compared to real winter tires.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Colorado can require mud and snow rated tires during snowy conditions, but as pointed out earlier in the thread, All-Seasons can be mud and snow rated.

Frankly, I think the tire industry is doing themselves a major disservice by rating All-Seasons for snow. All-Seasons are really three season tires.....well actually they're really "No-Season" tires. They would probably sell more tires if people realized how bad All-Seasons are in snow compared to real winter tires.
I hate all seasons, I agree that they should be called "no seasons". I prefer to run summer tires in warmer seasons, winter tires in the winter.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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Colorado can require mud and snow rated tires during snowy conditions, but as pointed out earlier in the thread, All-Seasons can be mud and snow rated.

Frankly, I think the tire industry is doing themselves a major disservice by rating All-Seasons for snow. All-Seasons are really three season tires.....well actually they're really "No-Season" tires. They would probably sell more tires if people realized how bad All-Seasons are in snow compared to real winter tires.
Unfortunately they won't realize it until they are involved in an accident and are proven to be at fault for having M/S rated tires or Summer only tires on the vehicle during inclement weather. Currently where I am at, there is no need for real snow tires seeing we get such little amounts of the stuff here anymore. I take my summers off and pop on a fresh set of highly rated A/S tires. However, if I make the jump to Denver, I will be investing in a second set of wheels with true snow/ice tires. I'd rather spend a grand on new tires and wheels for winter weather than buying a new car or being sued.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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This discussion has convinced me. When I move to CO next spring, I will get winter tires (Blizzaks) for my Matrix if I'm still driving it. If not the Matrix, I'll buy a Subaru and will still expect to buy winter tires. So glad for the good info on this forum!
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Good grief; of course tires matter. AND 4WD and AWD can help. So do chains. But the first rule of winter driving anywhere is to just SLOW THE HE*L DOWN. The second rule is to allow more space between you and all other cars, both fore/aft and left/right.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I'm surprised that some of the states that see heavy snowfall regularly do not require by law all drivers have legitimate snow/ice tires by specific dates.
I also surprised that Colorado doesn't require drivers to clean their roof. Many states in the northeast and midwest do, and it's a very good idea!
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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I also surprised that Colorado doesn't require drivers to clean their roof. Many states in the northeast and midwest do, and it's a very good idea!
Gotta love that 20lb sheet of packed snow/ice that fly's off and smashes your windshield at 70mph!
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