With the upcoming onslaught of warm weather this week are you changing your winter tires early this spring?

  • @[email protected]
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    52 months ago

    Winter is far from over. We’re still in for several shit events at least into April. I work on boats and people are calling me thinking they’re going boating next week and then we get a foot of wet snow.

    Also, if you get a break on your insurance for having snows, you’ll get sweet FA if you take them off early and get in an accident.

    • veeeOP
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      12 months ago

      I guess we’ll see how March fares. Though boating seems highly unlikely for now.

      Good point on the insurance bit.

  • @BedSharkPal
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    22 months ago

    Luckily I don’t drive much, so I’ll just keep mine on and hope most jump on this so the Costco appointments won’t be as crazy when I actually do try to book.

    Every single year after waiting in Costco for 3 hours I tell myself I’ll get it done somewhere else…

    • veeeOP
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      42 months ago

      Smart. Have you considered doing it yourself? Goes pretty quick once you get the hang of it.

      • @BedSharkPal
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        12 months ago

        If I had room for the tools I totally would. All the tires are on their own rims and everything

        • @ramjambamalam
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          22 months ago

          Assuming your car has a scissor jack in the trunk for changing a flat, you can attach a power drill to it and then you just need a torque wrench to torque your wheel nuts.

          • @BedSharkPal
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            12 months ago

            This sounds… doable. Might just invest in a torque wrench this year!

            • Nik282000
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              22 months ago

              Srs, after a few years of practice it’s a 40min job and gives you a chance to inspect your brakes too.

  • @NotSteve_
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    22 months ago

    I never put mine on. Probably the best winter I could have chosen to be lazy for lol

    • veeeOP
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      32 months ago

      I can’t resist the urge to get mine changed once the temperature drop is on the horizon. The thought of salt on my good rims 😵

      • @NotSteve_
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        22 months ago

        Haha I have the benefit of having a 15yr old car I couldn’t care less for :)