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Old 09-02-2016, 10:15 PM   #15
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Hmm I live in SoCal and sometimes it gets to about 32-40 degrees where I live, should I switch to All Seasons?...
If you have any doubts as to your own ability to stay focused and disciplined with your driving and to leave a little extra following distance at all times when the weather drops into the 30°'s . . . you already know the answer.


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Old 09-25-2016, 09:24 PM   #16
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I live in Maryland, Will the tires still get damage by sitting on the driveway (not driven) when it is below 40 degree? Wasn't planning on drive it until it is above 40 degree.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:56 AM   #17
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As long as the tires are able to warm up past 40° all the way through their thickness first, you should be OK. But this is a bit tire-specific. Some tires (like Goodyear's F1 Supercar G:2) are fussier than others (MPSS) seem to be. In any event, drive gently until you've gone a sufficient distance to heat them up more and any evidence of flatspotting from just sitting there has gone away.


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Old 09-27-2016, 03:51 PM   #18
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Summer tires are not intended for snow or ice and really are not ideal in temps below 40 deg. In extreme cold they can even crack. I have been the Tire Rack expert on winter wheels/tires for the newer Camaro since 2010. Let me know if I can offer any help or recommendations.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:27 AM   #19
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I know this is an old post but since I am in Michigan, I just purchased a nice outdoor car cover which cover the tires and let it sit outside. I am not really to worried about the tires cracking because maybe I am thinking like the dealerships..they let camaros and corvettes sit outside in the back of the lot during winter months and don't change anything..I could be wrong but I do plan on changing my tires once spring comes around since I already put 10,000 miles on stock tires anyways. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:08 PM   #20
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They should be okay but the problem arises when the tires freeze and then you try to drive the car or move the car. The rubber becomes so hard they don't flex under the weight of the car and crack. So be careful. I have see it happen more than a few times.
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Old 10-19-2017, 02:36 PM   #21
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My MO17 wheels with Conti Extreme Contacts are being delivered tomorrow so I can drive it in the cold, not rain or snow, have a new Jeep for those days.
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