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    When do you switch over to winter tyres?

    So, this is my first time actually buying winter tires (i only put tyres in the title, I can't keep it up the entire post). I have lived in snowy places before, but I was able to get by with a 4x4 and some deep all-terrain tires. However, last year before I had my car, the entire city of Saratov was covered with ice throughout the winter. So, now that I have a car, I am thinking about winter tires.

    When do you all usually switch over from summer to winter tires? I am probably going to get some studded tires because of how icy it was here last winter, so I am a bit cautious about switching over. However, it's looking like the first week of November is going to be dropping down to freezing temperatures at night and only be around 4 in the day. So, it will only take a little rain or something for it get bad quickly. Should I just switch over at the end of next week...or would you guys wait it out a little longer?

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    I live about 200km north of Moscow,

    Changed over last week, got caught out twice before, won't be a third time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fonners View Post
    the first week of November is going to be dropping down to freezing temperatures at night and only be around 4 in the day. So, it will only take a little rain or something for it get bad quickly. Should I just switch over at the end of next week...or would you guys wait it out a little longer?
    If you don't wanna celebrate "Tinsmith Day" or stay in a queue at Шиномонтаж garage, change tyres at least a couple of days before the minus temperatures come, tracing by Gismeteo.ru or http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Wea...ation=RSXX0414
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    @Andy "queue"
    Half a day is wasted if you get the timing wrong.

    A good set of tyres to buy is Nokian, Finnish , they know a thing or two about winter driving.

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    When the temperature outside is below 7 degree Celsius more or less around the clock, or the time you plan to drive, if it is warmer you breaking/stopping distance will be significant increased.

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    wonder where my reply disappeared to? nothing unlawful, rude, crude or anything else I did reply. Just a few facts. And this is not the first time. The -you are not logged in....- still carries on.it sucks!!!!
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    Thanks for the push towards switching over my tires sooner rather than later. I had to drive all over the city two days in a row because absolutely nobody had the wheels I needed for my car. I finally found some and had my tires installed the night before our first snow and many nights of freezing temperatures this week.

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