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Minnesota Girl, now with added snow tires

MarchFrog
We're in the middle of another 4-6 inches of frozen, white, powdery stuff fallng from the sky. I was out and about driving through the stuff most of the afternoon. Until today, I loved snow tires for the way they ease my trip up my driveway in winter. That, and the fact that we had next to no snow at all the first winter I had them. I'd pay $600 every winter for that benefit. It'd be significantly cheaper than plowing is.

Anyway, this M-state girl drove for decades through Michigan and Minnesota winters without ever having snow tires. I'm of course now wondering why. They're wonderful! Not only can I get up my driveway with ease before Plow Guy clears it, but the Cardis was utterly wonderful on all 60 miles of crappy, snow'n'ice covered roads this very day.

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dreamshark
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
"Anyway, this M-state girl drove for decades through Michigan and Minnesota winters without ever having snow tires. I'm of course now wondering why."

Perhaps because in those years you spent more time driving on highways than on snow-covered back roads? I occasionally consider getting snow tires, and then I realize that even in the dead of winter, 80-90% of my driving is freeway driving. And snow doesn't stay on the freeway very long.
parsleigh
Dec. 18th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
My family used to use them before tires got better(in Ohio). They were also not so good on dry roads and wore out fast. Are they a lot better now?
dragonet2
Dec. 19th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
When I had the giant Cadillac
I would not have dreamed to not have snow tires, at least on the back. Because otherwise it was a freaking pig on ice even in one inch of snow. And we're not going to go into the fact it was kinda low on the road...
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