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Old Today, 06:31 PM
 
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Having Nokian and Blizzak on both of my AWD cars. Doesn’t cost too much extra since two sets tires alternate, basically double the life of each set. Never got stuck and ABS barely engaged during winter.

With the same question in mind, I checked tires of every cars at COSTCO parking lot I passed by whenever I went shopping there, roughly about 100 cars, haven’t found even one winter tires. Considering COSTCO shoppers’ above average income, I would guess in total less than 1% cars in chicago have winter tires. The sample size isn’t huge but still I am convinced my finding is pretty informative.
Do you need to have the winter tires mounted on wheels or do you just remove them and leave them unmounted during the summer and then have them mounted on our current wheels in winter?
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Old Today, 06:55 PM
 
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Do you need to have the winter tires mounted on wheels or do you just remove them and leave them unmounted during the summer and then have them mounted on our current wheels in winter?
You're much better off getting a second set of rims and having the winter tires mounted on those. Then it's basically a 30-minute DIY job twice a year versus spending $200+/yr to have tires unmounted and re-mounted twice a year.
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Old Today, 07:18 PM
 
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Bitey is right. Having tires mounted on a second set of rims is better so that you don’t need to pay twice a year for changing over tires, $80 per changeover or $160 per year. One of my car has two sets of tires and rims. Discounttire, where I bought tires and rims, changes for free. But my another car only have one set of rims, we pay $160 per year for changing over twice because the rim for my second car are ridiculously expensive making it more financially wise to pay for $160/year.
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