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.
:) 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.
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.