01-13-2011, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by missmiel
Funny, it snowed here last night (not a normal Vancouver occurence) and I drove in today on winters and my 3 was just fine.
Do you have dynamic stability control (DSC) on your car? If you do, turn it off on the snow. I find it kicks in wayyyyy too much when it's slippery and actually takes control of the car away from me.
If you're driving in the snow at all, you NEED snow tires. The difference in braking capability is huge. I read somewhere that in snow, breaking ability on snow tires is reduced by something like 50%, on all seasons, it's reduced by something like 75%.
Spending $600-800 on a good set of snow tires, which would likely last you several years because you won't be on them year round, is a lot better than costing you your or someone else's life
I live in Vancouver too...well Richmond but it was quite random how it started to snow and the snow wasn't too bad in Richmond. But I'll give DSC off a try next time. I used to drive an Integra and I was completely fine in it in the snow even with all season tires that was like 2 years ago though. The ABS was apparently was dead on the car. I guess I'll see how bad the snow becomes in these couple months before deciding to buy winter tires or not. It's predicted to be the worst winter this year. But who knows theweathernetwork is always wrong.
Last edited by hasebe; 01-13-2011 at 05:46 AM.