Do you own snow tires?

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  1. kelnet

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    I used ta’.
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    I'd say in most/maybe all of Canada they are a must for winter. Ok, maybe not in Victoria
     
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    If I see one snowflake, I make a U-Turn, and head back the way I came. I have driven 18 wheelers in the snow when I had to, I don't have to drive in the snow now. I like snow in a picture, I don't want to actually touch the stuff. You should see what they do just outside LA heading north before they shut down the highways when it snows, the wrecks are stupendous!
     
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    I still have a few sets of chains too, juuuuuuuuust in case !
     
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    I live in Maine. Snow tires are smart, especially if you have 2WD. I have a jeep gc with 4WD so i don’t bother, personally. I just keep rugged tires on all year round. Never really a bad idea to have them though.
     
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    Does North Carolina usually get snow?
     
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    I've lived in the Lower Mainland for about 35 years, and I got my first set of snow tires 12 years ago after moving to Port Moody. They've really paid off since then.
     
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    The Great Smoky Mountains get their fair share.
     
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    Yup. They're a requirement where I am (BC Interior), from Oct. 1 to March 31 each year. Also carry chains, though have only needed to use them when taking mountain passes in a snowstorm with start-stop traffic. On the coast I could get by with all seasons, but not inland.
     
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    The last time it snowed in Bakersfield was January 25th, 1999. I got up before daylight because I heard a ruckus out front. I slipped on my robe and house shoes and walked outside. People had the headlights on their cars shining on the snowmen they were building on their lawns and in they street, they were hooping and hollering to beat the band! It had been twenty seven years since it had snowed!

    I got ready, and drove on to work carefully. When I got there, a couple of the bosses were there and said they were going to shut it down for the day. By the time I made my way back across town, the roads were almost impassible from the minor accidents that had occurred. It would not take an alien invasion to immobilized Bakersfield, just six inches of snow was enough to shut the entire community down!
     
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    Here in SE PA, it doesn't make a lot of sense...but when it snows, I sure wish I'd bothered!
    I just got a new (to me) car, and it came with 4 snows on it, so I'll leave 'em on for the winter.
    If it snows enough, maybe I'll be motivated to put them on next year.
    Funny, though...years ago, it seemed like EVERYBODY put snows on.
    Maybe it was because the cars were RWD.
     
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    Never used to but the technology in the Blizzaks and Ice-X tires is so good the difference is amazing.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    The ads here really focus on the impact of cold weather on regular tires. I just know that my snow tires are a huge improvement over the all-weather tires when I'm driving in snow.
     
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    Here in North Texas, we RARELY get accumulated snow.....we get ICE STORMS.
     
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    I live in central New Mexico. When it snows half an inch, we shut down from Albuquerque to the Arizona border.

    The people who live in the mountains around here have a different perspective.
     
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    Not dedicated snow tires, no. Here in SE lower Michigan we get a good bit of snow and ice---I drive an old (2003, 300k+ miles) Chevy TrailBlazer with selectable 4WD and somewhat aggressive tires---if it won't handle it, I'm not going.

    Thankfully, the beer store is a leisurely 8/10ths of a mile stroll away :cool:
     
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    (Native North Carolinian, here!) No, not nearly as much as Canada or the Northeastern US. I grew up in Eastern NC and can well remember going years between snows and then when it did snow you rarely got more than 1 inch at best. I doubt you can find a set of snow tires in NC (they wouldn't do you any good anyway). Most snows in Central and Eastern NC start out as sleet and freezing rain, so when you do get you .5 or .75 inch of snow it has a sheet of ice underneath it. Hence the reason you see so many sliding car videos when it snows there.

    Edit to add: Western NC gets snow regularly and they're well prepared with plows, salt, etc. NCDOT does little in Central and Eastern NC beyond sanding the roads before a snow, it's so infrequent there that they can't justify the expense of keeping plows.
     
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