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in: Bash; Bash > 2019-10-28

Oct 29, 2019 10:12 PM # 
on the snow. The functional brakes are presumably much more important when you actually have a significant coefficient of friction on the road/tire interface, so it might actually be considered just a bit late to be getting the brake work done, You will merely be slowing down the time until the new brakes will gain full effectiveness by putting on snow tires which will presumably have slightly less traction on dry roads than your summer tires did.
Oct 29, 2019 11:09 PM # 
coach ld:
Whoah - is this a warning not to put on snow tires yet? Significant coefficients of friction on interfaces?
Oct 30, 2019 2:09 AM # 
:) It was definitely a bit late to be getting *that* brake work done! I just meant that when I *don't* put on snow tires early, we get snow in October - like in 2016. But when I prepare for winter early, it takes forever to come.

Oct 30, 2019 4:21 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Apparently winter tire rubber (softer compound) has better grip on dry roads at temperatures below 7C than summer rubber does.
Oct 30, 2019 11:40 AM # 
I’ve heard that mentioned to people who use all-season tires year round.
Oct 31, 2019 4:01 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
We had some all-weather Nokians that were quite good in both seasons (we only have two seasons in Alberta), and the convenience of not changing tires plus always being ready for early winter surprises was really nice. However, we find that a performance winter tire does outperform in winter and we like that.
Oct 31, 2019 6:03 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I applaud your efforts to delay winter. I foolishly ended up with somewhat dead all season tires and snow tires, replacing both will exceed the value of the car.
Oct 31, 2019 6:06 PM # 
Uh oh! I love winter so I feel somewhat guilty about this.

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