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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings guys,
I know its been a while but I just had to inquire about how your car handles i nthe snow. mine did a 360 the other day on the highway because of snow and i wasnt even going fast it was just slush on the road .I contemplating getting a subaru but i am not ready to give up on my cobalt ls just yet. So give me some advice, are snow tires worth the money? or does the car simply just suck in the snow in general. or is there something else i could do to improve its handling in snow terrain.


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Snow tires , the name says it all. We've had over 5 feet of snow in february my daughter has the Cobalt and she put on 1200 miles in february. She had no problems and she's a girl.

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Buy a set of snow tires. I made the mistake of not having mine ready soon enough this year and I thought I was going to die more than once. Since my tires have been back on it's smooth sailing, even in terrible weather.

In short, the same properties that make summers good in warm weather make them bad in cold and snowy conditions, and vice versa.

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See the rims and tires on in my pic....Still the same rims and tires driving up and down the snow filled hills of North Dakota. Some advice all season tires, the driver is the main cause of the car either being stuck, struck or going places. These tires have about 30xxx miles and rims are still like new

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See the rims and tires on in my pic....Still the same rims and tires driving up and down the snow filled hills of North Dakota. Some advice all season tires, the driver is the main cause of the car either being stuck, struck or going places. These tires have about 30xxx miles and rims are still like new
well bro ive never been stuck before my car just spun out on the highway once because of snow..i guess im getting snow tires
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Snow tires.. I have no idea why people drive without them. Night and day difference.
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some people dont have anywhere to put summer tires/wheels aside

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Thats true^^

I hated changing my tires so just got all season since I could get them for my rims. BTW some tire places will try to jip you and say that they'res no tires except low profiles for rims, happened to me. Went to another tire place and got some nice all seasons $400 fitted, balanced and replaced.

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yeah my cobalt just bombs through snow on blizzaks.. no big deal at all. /

and ND cobalt.. you're sig is Ginormous.. I keep thinking its a post picture.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 01:21 PM
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If you get 2 snow tires make sure they put them on the front. Yes, I have seen tire places put them on the back of a FWD car. When I worked in a garage I had a customer argue with me when I put his snow tires on the front. I don't remember what car it was, but it was a FWD Chevy. He then apologized and said every other year they put them on the back. haha.
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