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Old 11-10-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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Do most residents change over to snow tires for winter driving in Portland? I have a Honda civic with FWD and all season tires. Will I be ok around the city during the winter driving? I have driven in the winter in southeast Michigan (urban driving) and Minneapolis with this car and these tires, but I'm wondering if I will need different tires for Portland winters. (BTW, Mpls has excellent street plowing. SE MI, on the other hand, has terrible plowing.) These tires are 2 years old with low mileage, but I'm willing to get new tires if that's what's needed.

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:20 AM
 
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Will you be driving mainly in town or rural areas, especially mountain driving?
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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Will you be driving mainly in town or rural areas, especially mountain driving?
I would be driving on mostly city/urban roads in Portland and surrounding towns.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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really no reason for snow tires then, unless you have a job that requires you to be there at X time every day, no matter what. Otherwise if there is a bad storm just go in late or take a day off. In general the roads are cleared very well as soon as the storms are gone.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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You should be fine, other than the occasional heavy snow.
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