charbs152 wrote:I buy a pair of snows for the front every year and a pair of rear tires every 2 yrs.... i drive a lot and that seems to work best for me...
How much do you drive that you need new tires every year or two?
Well, that's an average of 1.5 years per tire. If he's rolling snow tires all year and trying to start every winter with deep tread, 20,000 miles would fit the equation.
(Oh, in the time I was typing this up, he posted the answer.)
One of the things I like about my car, which makes it very cost-effective for me, is the ready availability of tires already mounted on wheels that fit, sold at chump-change prices. I never keep my winter tires on if I'm confident in the weather, and I can even swap between all-season tires, using deeper tread during a rainy season and squeezing a few more miles out of worn tires during a dry season.
At a more practical level for most people, it makes sense to have winter tires on one set of wheels and non-winter tires on another set. For optimal cost-effectiveness just re-designate winter tires to non-winter when they become worn and the old non-winter tires get replaced with new winter tires; for optimal handling have a set each of winter and summer tires (but you end up throwing out tread that's good enough for summer/not good enough for winter when your winters wear).
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