How early is too early to install winter tires?
This'll be my first winter living somewhere it snows, and nightly lows have gotten close to the limits of all-seasons, but the highs are still in the 70s. It usually doesn't snow here until around Halloween supposedly, so I have time but the tires are new so I want to break them in.
yes, it's probably too soon for winters
instead of fretting over when you should have them put on, buy a set of cheap shitty wheels on criagslist and put some decent tires on those
then you can put them on/take them off whenever you like
Winter tires work best at 35Fish and below.
I live in Chicago and I dont slap mine on till like early December. Last year I got lazy and didnt swap out my summer tires till like 2 weeks into snowfall. I have a good AWD system, so I managed to do well.
Ok so when it starts to freeze I should mount them then. I ordered them from Tirerack mounted on steelies so I should be good in that regard. I'd read a range of opinions and when it starts to freeze is when they should be mounted seemed to be the consensus, I mostly posted here to hear any dissenting opinions, which this place is popular for.