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Old 03-03-2015, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Chehalis is at about 250 feet you aren't going to need snow tires or studs there, even the hills around that are are only ~400 feet. Just get whatever name brand all season tire you can afford and don't worry about it. The drivers in WA are a bigger concern than your tires.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Especially around Seattle, WA, will you have to pay extra attention to you and your vehicle. Just speaking from experience, here, even though I'm living over in Moses Lake now I was born in Seattle and raised in Edmonds and taught to drive in Edmonds and Lynnwood, WA. I remember one of my driver's ed. instructors telling the class that we will see everything while we're out driving around.

Man, was he ever right! BTW-he told us that with a tired voice of experience, that he did.
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Old 03-04-2015, 03:26 AM
 
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[quote= The drivers in WA are a bigger concern than your tires.[/QUOTE]

TRUTH!!

But, really, put a sandbag or two in your trunk also.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Washington State. Not Seattle.
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TRUTH!!

But, really, put a sandbag or two in your trunk also.
Granted, I'm not an expert on driving in the rain in Western WA, but wouldn't putting weight in the back of a front-wheel-drive car be counter-productive?
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Granted, I'm not an expert on driving in the rain in Western WA, but wouldn't putting weight in the back of a front-wheel-drive car be counter-productive?
the trunk is not always the rear. (but usually is in Fwd.)

"Boot and Bonnet" is a better description.

I have experienced freezing rain in Chehalis, but it is pretty rare and would only last a day or so.
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Old 03-04-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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Well, I had a co-worker who grew up & lived on the Yakima Reservation, & suggested this for ice & snow driving in a 2WD sedan. It worked. I usually try to use the 4WD vehicle for that.

Again, they really need to be more concerned with the way people in this state drive.
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Old 12-24-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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siped my tires once because of les schwab did not notice a difference and consumer reports suggests not doing it. Get a good all season perhaps look at some nokian tires they make an all season that is also great in winter. And if in the mountains the passes can get ugly I would suggest a winter tire from michelin nokian or bridgestone perhaps with studs
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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All-season tires and a set of chains for the occasional snow or if you need to go over one of the passes in the winter. Forget studded or snow tires unless you're living in the mountains.
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