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When is it time to put on the winter tires?

Nov. 19, 2015, 6:51 p.m.
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Seriously. Is it too early?

Wrong. Always.

Nov. 19, 2015, 7:16 p.m.
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The right time to do it is the day before it gets cold, snowy or (depending on your summer tires) wet enough.

Too bad you don't know when that is till it happens.

Nov. 19, 2015, 8:05 p.m.
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halloween.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Nov. 19, 2015, 8:24 p.m.
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halloween.

Yeah. First couple of weeks in November is about right for temps around here

Nov. 19, 2015, 9:01 p.m.
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In Vancouver, worn summer touring tires are the preferred winter tire.

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Nov. 19, 2015, 9:10 p.m.
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Considering the last two mornings have involved frost covering the cars … round about now.

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Nov. 20, 2015, 6:23 a.m.
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I've always used the "7 degree" rule - when the average temperature reaches 7 degrees or lower, I switch them out. You might be able to get away with it being even cooler if you're running decent all seasons, but if you have summer tires (like I do), best to switch them out earlier.

Nov. 20, 2015, 6:32 a.m.
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I do Oct 1st every year, per BC Highways requirements. I travel a lot for work and have been on the road and woke up to 12" of snow over night in the past - so I don't mess around with nature.

Nov. 20, 2015, 7:03 a.m.
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Lotsa people got messed around by mother nature on the coq this past monday!

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Nov. 20, 2015, 9:38 a.m.
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Another vote for 7deg rule, when daytime highs are in the 7 deg range I change them.

Think I changed mine on the Nov. 7-8 weekend this year.

Nov. 20, 2015, 9:49 a.m.
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Right after it snows and you slide into the ditch. Then you can line up at the tire shop and bitch and moan why its taking so long since you just need a simple tire change over just like 80% of the people out there. I worked in a tire shop and was amazed at how clueless people were. The manager that was there for 10 years said it happens every year. The customer that bitched the most actually said "I have been coming here every year for 4 years you think you guys would have your shit together by now" he even gets a letter in late October at to remind him to beat the rush and have his tires changed over ,but nope first day of snow there he is with a hundred other people in the parking lot in a panic.

On yah the 7degree rule is OK. Putting your winters on a couple of weeks early is not the end of the world, but putting them on a couple of weeks late might be.

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Nov. 20, 2015, 9:55 a.m.
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Right after it snows and you slide into the ditch. Then you can line up at the tire shop and bitch and moan why its taking so long since you just need a simple tire change over just like 80% of the people out there. I worked in a tire shop and was amazed at how clueless people were. The manager that was there for 10 years said it happens every year. The customer that bitched the most actually said "I have been coming here every year for 4 years you think you guys would have your shit together by now" he even gets a letter in late October at to remind him to beat the rush and have his tires changed over ,but nope first day of snow there he is with a hundred other people in the parking lot in a panic.

On yah the 7degree rule is OK. Putting your winters on a couple of weeks early is not the end of the world, but putting them on a couple of weeks late might be.

If it snows on van I will go Tokyo drifting and be on the news.

Nov. 20, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
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halloween.

This.

Nov. 20, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
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I'll be doing the swap in my driveway this weekend. Two cars worth.

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Nov. 20, 2015, 10:34 a.m.
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Put mine on yesterday. Should guarantee we get no more snow now. :) Skis and snowboard are waxed, but I think I'll still be mountain biking this weekend…

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