Originally Posted by jackd
Well I know that the dedicated snow tires of the last few decades don't last very long - especially if you run them for half of the driving year due to these soft compounds. If you leave them on your vehicle for half of the driving year they'll be gone in two winter seasons. In the conditions out here on the coast the need for these tires is only 2 - 3 months, unlike back east where the real winter still exists. Silica (glass?) in the rubber is the new way is it?
Haha, I cringe when I see people running a set of winter tires in the middle of summer.
If we're throwing in tire suggestions I'm a big fan of Nokian's Hakkapeliitta line. Had a good life out of my last set and using a set Hakka Rs this year.
I actually look forward to a good challenging winter drive!