There is the one or other here on the forum who tried the OEM tires earlier this year and got scared. May have been in snow.Any experience?
I've had my car since mid-Feb. with the standard summer Pilot Michelin tires, and been driving with it since day one. You know we have not had serious snowfalls since early Feb. All the damage was done in Dec.-Jan. So I've gotten by with these Pilots. That's not to say I would recommend them for winter use - definitely not. But it's Spring, or at least it should be. And any snowfalls now is light and wet. Why bother putting on winters now. Pointless IMO. If you're nervous, drive cautiously.Has anyone driven their summers in this weather (especially mornings)? I’m trading in the VW with it’s winter tires (live in Toronto so only 1 car) but commute up to North York for work. I’m a bit worried about traction.
The question was not whether to change to winter tires at this point. The question was whether to drive this car with OEM tires this time of the year, particularly when it is cold in the morning.Pointless
Ain't luck. I'm a skilled and seasoned driver. But if you're scared, by all means switch to your safety winters. Or buy a Volvo.The question was not whether to change to winter tires at this point. The question was whether to drive this car with OEM tires this time of the year, particularly when it is cold in the morning.
As you well know, temperatures are more often than not below freezing, and you can expect that right to the end of April.
TireRack's comment makes three points:
Either one of these will affect traction.
- Low temperatures,
- and Ice.
You were lucky so far. Good for you.
I am not keen on buying winter tires right now either. I will wait another week or so for temps to improve before I drive my new car.Thanks guys. Agree that it’s safer to have AS or winters in this weather. Also agree that the cold weather shouldn’t be lasting too long (fingers crossed because it’s getting ridiculous). I’m not keen on buying winter tires out of season for 1-2 weeks worth of driving.