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Old 12-02-2011, 06:21 PM
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Summer tires aren't just bad in snow and slush, but also in colder temps (below 45 degrees). So, when it's 40 and raining, you will have markedly decreased performance, increased stopping distance, poor turning.

Since having full winters in an area which may see several February days in the mid 60's, winters may not be ideal either, so you may want to consider going with a really good high performance all season tire, and play it 'safe' for the winter months. I've been down in the Chapel Hill area in the winter and have seen a day of 25 degrees followed by a day of 70 degrees. An all season would be perfect for that.

As with any tire, take care when driving in the colder, wetter conditions.
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