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Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? #4569537
11/10/17 07:20 AM
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Time to change the Camry over to the Altimax Artics for winter #2. It went cold here like a light switch. Brrrr.
I may have an opportunity next week with a final 47F day to put them on in the driveway, which is what I have, in relative comfort. But the coming day then will be 47F and rainy. After that temps plummet again.

She runs 30miles each way at 55mph. Sweeping country curves and straightaways at 55.

Sound ok for that warm day run? Just checking.

Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569544
11/10/17 07:34 AM
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This question is like, I think some pollen went into my engine when I had the oil cap off, should I change it again? laugh

You'll be fine, maybe even good, if it helps scuff off the glaze from storing all summer.

Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569551
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I just put my new Continentals on yesterday just so I could have couple hundred miles of break-in. The tires won't care one bit.

Extended high-speed on an 90F day, they won't be as happy.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569557
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One day?! Really? You cant control the weather, put em on and dont worry about it til its time to take em off.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569568
11/10/17 07:54 AM
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This is why I use all-seasons vs summer tires.

I can wait until they forecast a blizzard or december to change over.

Too many 50-65f days and 20f nights in November here.


Disclaimer: If I had a toy car or more than one car I'd use summer tires on one.

To answer the OP: worrying about 1 day is OCD.. you can either wait until major snow is forecast or deal with winter tires in the warm.. your option.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569573
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47 degrees is barely a warm day. You could run them on a 100 degree day and be fine.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: Traction] #4569584
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Originally Posted By: Traction
You could run them on a 100 degree day and be fine.


You could, they will just wear faster.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569587
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It will help if it is rainy, that keep the tires cooler and keep them soft rubber from sticking too much if you have to lock them up.
Just be aware your braking will probably suck. I bought R2 SUVs early last spring due to a great sale and the temps bizarrely shot up to around 70 the next day. Some fool blew off a red and forced me to lock them up with some speed going, felt like I was braking on marbles and it was a pretty scary experience. I was worried that the tread might even have been damaged, but the tires looked fine when I swapped them off the following weekend.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569601
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There's probably not an instrument made that could measure the wear from driving 1 day at 47 degrees *gasp*!

So if you get a mid-winter warm spell do you yank them off to prevent excessive wear?

Never mind, this is BITOG..


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569602
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I tried to wear out my old winter tires last year and drove them most of the summer. Finally gave up as they hardly wore at all and I needed a new set for the next winter anyway.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569608
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Yeah, just be extra careful (esp. with braking as Virtus_Probi said) and you should be fine for a day.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569642
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I shared your concerns too. So I chose Michelin Latitude Ice-X XI2's. They are the only winter tire with a 40k warranty and are advertised as staying pliable at cold temperatures but firming up in warmer temps.

Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569654
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The Xi2s I tried to wear out I gave up with about 48k miles and 5 years.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569674
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I put on my new winter tires on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. We had three weeks of warm weather during the day, some days as much 70F, before the cold winter weather hit. I was not concerned at all. Realistically, just how much distance is being driven during those warm days? It's not like the tires are butter and will melt at the slightest sign of heat. I would rather do the tire change honestly when it is nice weather and warm, instead of when it is cold and miserable.


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Re: Drive on SNOWS for ONE "warm day"? [Re: SumpChump] #4569740
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I have had altimax for going on 2 winters now, the Sonata goes from Lincoln to Omaha 3 days per week at 75 MPH in the winter on dry pavement, have not noticed much wear at all them in 2 years. In our winters here, though it gets cold,most of the winter driving is on dry pavement or snow and ice free wet pavement, that is heavily salted. One should not make a habit of it but I have driven on snow tires for 200 miles on a few 90 degree plus days with no noticeable wear, though if you did that very often they would wear down faster. Probably only a few days where there is actually snow and ice and those are the days you need them. I swap out every winter and get about 5-6 winters out of snow tires, plus it saves wear and tear on the all seasons as well. Better to put them on and not need them than need them and not have them that is for sure.


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