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Old 12-07-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Winter Tires - Can I Save Money Purchasing the Lower Priced Tires?

Yes, you can, however if you're purchasing winter tires for the added safety and security they provide, for just a little more money you can get the best. The below two minute video tests how much of a difference there can be between premium winter tires and budget winter tires -


Budget vs Premium Tires Test -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viMDE95VTfE


-- B.F. Goodrich T/A Certified Tire Specialist


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Old 12-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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I save even MORE by never buying Winter tires.
My last car.. Contour SVT had OEM Summer only tires on it. I drove it 12 Winters in SE Wisconsin never used anything but the stock Summer only tires. Over 100,000 miles.
Never had any issue.

I grew up in th 1960's with rear wheel drive cars and bald tires.. So driving in any sort of Winter stuff is no problem with front wheel drive and actual tread on the tires.. Trust me!
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See the video's below to find out just how terrible summer tires are in the snow. Watch all these video's so you can get a good idea what you are up against when it snows. Driving on snowy, icy roads is no joke and it can be very dangerous. Whatever kind of vehicle you drive, whatever kind of tires you use, the best thing to do is to drive slowly. If when you gently apply the brakes you slide more than two feet, then you're driving too fast. Driving in snowy conditions, you must do everything much more slowly including steering, accelerating and braking in order to maintain control of the vehicle. It is not uncommon to drive a top speed of 20 mph or even less, in slippery, snowy conditions.

If a set of four winter tires saves you from just one hit with a guardrail, (or worse), they have paid for themselves many times over. Another factor to consider is the savings that winter tires provide in unnecessary tire replacement costs. With a set of winter tires to use during the winter and a set of good all season tires to use in the spring, summer and fall, your tires are going to last twice as long in time as their wear rate in time has been reduced by 50%, which means you wont have to replace tires anywhere near as soon as you did before. A set of four winter tires is a very wise idea.

Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlYEMH10Z4s

Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elP_34ltdWI

Sailun Tires - Winter vs All-Season Tires -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zIfmMulIwg

Winter Tires vs. Summer Tires in The Snow -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drOtBWhGxks


Don't take snowy, icy roads lightly. Heeding this advice could save your life and the lives of others too.

I hope this has been of help.

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I save even MORE by never buying Winter tires.
My last car.. Contour SVT had OEM Summer only tires on it. I drove it 12 Winters in SE Wisconsin never used anything but the stock Summer only tires. Over 100,000 miles.
Never had any issue.

I grew up in th 1960's with rear wheel drive cars and bald tires.. So driving in any sort of Winter stuff is no problem with front wheel drive and actual tread on the tires.. Trust me!
So because YOU never "had any issues", we should all just trust you? How about when you hit someone who pulled out in front of you because it took forever to stop because your tires were bald?

Lot's of people do stupid things and never have an issue. Doesn't make it less stupid, and doesn't mean bad things won't happen to folks that do them.
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So because YOU never "had any issues", we should all just trust you? How about when you hit someone who pulled out in front of you because it took forever to stop because your tires were bald?

Lot's of people do stupid things and never have an issue. Doesn't make it less stupid, and doesn't mean bad things won't happen to folks that do them.
+ 1!

We may have someone here just trolling. No one in their right mind would actually believe that bald tires would be just fine in snowy driving conditions.
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Sometimes snow tires aren't even enough, let alone summer tires.
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When you are 16 and have no money and the World owes you a living (because your parents are still paying your way...)
Driving a car with bald tires in the Winter is just part of life..
that was back in the late 1960s... When teens were still teens..
I survived.. No problem.
The fact the boyfriend HAD a car at all .. mattered. Bald tires did not.
Stories like the time we were far from home and my guy breaks the transmission of his dad's car. Will not go at all except in reverse.. We drove 40 miles in reverse... at night.... LOL

Maybe you guys who had rich daddies and all... had the cash to always have a nice car.
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When you are 16 and have no money and the World owes you a living (because your parents are still paying your way...)
Driving a car with bald tires in the Winter is just part of life..
that was back in the late 1960s... When teens were still teens..
I survived.. No problem.
The fact the boyfriend HAD a car at all .. mattered. Bald tires did not.
Stories like the time we were far from home and my guy breaks the transmission of his dad's car. Will not go at all except in reverse.. We drove 40 miles in reverse... at night.... LOL

Maybe you guys who had rich daddies and all... had the cash to always have a nice car.
Elizabeth, While I totally agree with you, I also think that these days where everything is bought on credit, and nobody really owns anything. So "buying" a new set of winter only tires is really of no expense to anyone.

I also have made it thru many terribly snow storms on bald all season's with my 86 Nova (Corolla) as well as my 93 Corolla, on roads that were considered impossible without a 4WD vehicle with snow tires. These expereince actually make for great stories, and even better drivers.


But these days, how on earth could you imagine drinking a soy latte while texting, applying makeup and navigating through a snow storm.

It just doesn't work on these kiddies
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It just doesn't work on these kiddies
I guess I am being a little skeptical about a tire seller writing about how YOU need winter tires..
I remember the BF Goodrich store on hywy100 & National..Milwaukee WI I stopped to look at some rims.. (In my Contour SVT.. the tires were BF KDW with maybe 5,000 miles on them)
So the guy there says i should let him 'check my tires'.. So he starts in on how my tires are 'dangerously worn' and I need new tires right away..
I was annoyed as Hell. As I know what I am doing.. And he clearly was trying to sucker me OUT of my 186mphZ rated like new tires so he could sell me some crap he had 'on sale'. And keep my tires to resell.

I just told him to go F* himself.. And never went back there.
Way too many women fall for that crap.

Ditto experience for a coworker who was cheated out of a set of new tires by the same sort of tactics.. (except she did not know she was being suckered. and spent $800 for NOTHING.).

Just six months prior I helped her to buy a set of tires from TireRack. So I KNOW nothing was wrong with her tires.. But the guy told her the tires 'were dangerously bald'' after maybe 2,000 miles? BS.. But she fell for it)

So any tire guy is just as easily right in there with politicians, lawyers, and sex offenders in my book.

Now the Goodyear at hywy100 and National (across the street from that BF Goodrich in Milwaukee )is a really GOOD store. And those guys ARE honest. (it is acorporate Goodyear store) So at least SOME tire guys are not just criminals in disguise.
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So because you didn't have the money 50 years ago to buy snow tires, they're now unnecessary and nobody should use them?

Great advice.
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