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Educate me on tire chains

Edd

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Have run Nokian's (Finland) on our Audi's for years. Great snow tires , but pricey.

Newest Best seller is the Continental Viking F7. Just had them installed on Friday

I pay $200/year for Storage of 4 mounted tires and 2 change over's (Dec./April)
Where do you get that service?
 

Yo VT Raps

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The rubber compound in winter tires is designed to perform better in cold temps - regardless of snow. Stopping distances change by around 15% is my recollection vs summer tires. Not as much vs all season, but it makes a difference and it is not just about traction in snow. Always go snow tires, chains seldom needed unless you are a trucker or complete badass.
 
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