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What temp to put winter tires on? #4598506
12/08/17 08:54 PM
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Corollaman Offline OP
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When temps are regularly in the 40s or lower?

Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598511
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I'd say regularly lower than 40F. I believe Michelin's recommendation is when temps will stay below 7C which is 43F approx.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: PiperOne] #4598517
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Originally Posted By: PiperOne
I'd say regularly lower than 40F. I believe Michelin's recommendation is when temps will stay below 7C which is 43F approx.

^ This.

Or when you see a chance of snow, or rain with near-freezing temps.

If you're switching from summer tires, you'll want to avoid 40 F and below for sure. All-season tires are more forgiving.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598527
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I live in Toronto and I usually go mid-late november. It usually does not get that bad before then, but when I was a boy I remember there being snow on halloween one year. I have all seasons, but if you have summers you should be able to tell when your handling and braking starts falling off. I would imagine it would differ slightly between models of tire and I assume as your tires get older they would start to lose grip at a higher temperature than when they were new.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598530
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Well, since your not too far away from my sector.... When the roads ice over, or the real snow comes down. Neither of which has happened yet. Now if you have to go to a tire shop to have your tires changed out, you might do it a few days before the snow hits in a week or so. The forcast is still clear for the next week or so for now though.

You must also take into consideration the roads you drive on, nobody knows them on the interweb better than you, some drive on roads that excrete moisture from them and freeze over, or have black ice. If you look at other vehicles, you will see others have had snow's on since it snowed in October. That's why people wear out a set of snow's in a couple years. Mine last 8 to 10 years, but I don't drive everyday. Drive safe, keep the rubber side down=:)


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598533
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I always waited until it snowed when I lived in CT. Swapped 'em over then.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598536
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Wait until the snow starts.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598538
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Wait until the snow starts.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598545
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I wait until the first frost to be sure temps are going to stay low enough not to encourage excessive wear.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598547
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I agree with the below 40. I could care less about snow traction. Ill drive in snow with bald all-seasons. Its the ice that Im concerned about. It likes to rain here this time of year and then overnight temps drop below freezing so its a sheet of ice from here to my work.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598560
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When it will regularly be below 45, when the weather spends more time being under 40 than over 40 smile

Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598599
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Depends if you have a garage or not smile

I have a separate set of rims but I changed mine over on Fri Dec 1st. Here they are mandatorey dec 15-march 15..i tend to do mine as late as possible. Personally, i think if no snow or ice, no need. Earliest id agree with the 7 celsius/43 F idea.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598646
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I my book Thanksgiving is a good time.


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: Corollaman] #4598666
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In Colorado you need bit earlier then Thanksgiving but it is tricky. Colorado has ridiculous weather. One day it is 0 degrees another 60.
This winter is HORRIBLE! It is so warm and dry, ski season went in dump hole. We still did not get snow in Colorado Springs, but I am glad Birmingham, AL got 5 inches!


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Re: What temp to put winter tires on? [Re: edyvw] #4598685
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Originally Posted By: edyvw
In Colorado you need bit earlier then Thanksgiving but it is tricky. Colorado has ridiculous weather. One day it is 0 degrees another 60.
This winter is HORRIBLE! It is so warm and dry, ski season went in dump hole. We still did not get snow in Colorado Springs, but I am glad Birmingham, AL got 5 inches!

I have the same problem. Unless I put them on REAL late, like in December, then I will have the random temperature swing into the 60s or something to really make me question my decision to install them....
Then 3 days later the roads are a skating rink and I am glad I have them on.


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