Tag: snow tires

26 Posts

Can low profile tires be replaced with regular tires
Mar 01, 2011

Should Leigh swap out her low-profile tires for winter driving?

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I bought a used 2007 Nissan Maxima SE last June. I love my car! The problem is the tires. I knew nothing about "low profile" tires until after I bought the car, and now that they have been brought to my...

winter snow tires

Dec 01, 2008

Do you really need studded snow tires in winter?

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I have a car question about which I am sure I'm correct but I need one of you to point that out to my husband -- and if I am by chance wrong then he never needs to know We...

winter snow tires

Jan 01, 2008

Are four snow tires really necessary, or is Mark's tire salesman giving him a snow job?

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I have a 2004 Mazda Miata (with rear-wheel drive). Most companies advise me that I need to put snow tires on all four wheels. Is this true for my rear-wheel-drive Miata? Or is this true only for front-wheel-drive cars? -- Mark...

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can my daughter just leave her snow tires on all year
Oct 01, 2007

Can snow tires go all-season?

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My daughter is moving to North Carolina to go to school, and she has brand-new snow tires on her car. Is it safe to drive snow tires in the summer? She needs the money for school instead of buying new...

snow tires

Jul 01, 2007

July: It's a great time of year to take off the snow tires.

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Now that I'm 75 percent certain that there will not be another major snowstorm in the Northeast, I want to switch from snow tires to summer tires. Do I need to have them balanced and aligned, or can I just swap...

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can i just leave my winter tires on year round
Jun 01, 2005

Can I just leave my winter tires on year round?

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I live in Toronto and have a Chevy Tahoe that I only drive miles a year I obviously need winter tires for at least six months a year I'm wondering if there's any reason I can't just buy winter tires...

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do snow tires work as well on cars with rear wheel drive
Jan 01, 2005

Is it worth putting snow tires on a rear-wheel-drive car?

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My wife said she heard you say that snow tires are useless on rear-wheel-drive cars Your Web site seems to say the opposite but it isn't specific enough about rear-wheel-drive cars to satisfy her I need an answer fast since...

rear-wheel drive winter snow tires

Apr 01, 2002

Ideal air pressure for driving in snow?

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During a safety meeting at my workplace we were discussing tires and driving in the snow Several folks suggested that you could get better traction in the snow by letting some of the air out of your tires I disagreed...

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Mar 01, 2000

4WD, AWD, front/rear-wheel drive for winter driving? How about "traction control"?

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I've been thinking about buying a new car and one of my big concerns is performance in the snow I'm looking for a full-sized car but I'm confused about whether I should be looking for all-wheel drive front-wheel drive or...

winter AWD 4WD front-wheel drive rear-wheel drive snow tires

Mar 01, 2000

Neither snow tires nor chains will make your Mercedes a snow-worthy vehicle.

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My wife and I live in Colorado and our grandchildren are to the east west and south of us There are mountain passes snow between us and them At present we have a Jeep Grand Wagoneer great in snow and...

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