Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mid Hudson Valley, NY (USA)
Re: to remove snow tires or not
The plus side of leaving the snow's on - you are ready for anything that you might encounter along the way. There's a winter storm sweeping across from the Michigan area that will produce rain/snow/ice from Richmond to Montreal over the next 24 hrs. If you are going down I-81 you probably know all about Lake Effect snow and how quickly it can materialize! I spent 4 years in Potsdam, so know what that drive can be like in winter. Pulaski, anyone? (inside joke - like the snow capital of the NE)
The downside is that this winter most roads have been clear and dry 99.5% of the time, and you'll be burning off the best miles of those tires - probably for nothing. Add to that slightly reduced gas mileage & increased noise. After tomorrow, there doesn't appear to be any major weathermakers out there for days to come. We'll be in the 50's and sunny for the first week in March. Heck, I might ditch my snows early this year.
Going to Steamtown? Haven't been there in years, but I love that place!
Current: '15 Sienna Limited Premium (FWD), '14 Subaru Outback, '13 Honda CRV AWD.
Past: '08 Sienna LE (FWD), '02 Subaru Outback, '02 Honda Odyssey EX