No. The reality is they should be used in the spring, summer and fall cause the compound is designed for long life, not winter traction. The other thing to consider is that winter tires are not just snow tires. Back in the day, winter tires had big, knobby chunks of rubber and they were really only good in snow.
There are many times during a Vancouver winter that the roads are exposed or wet, and not covered in snow. Modern winter tires continue to stay soft and pliable, providing the grip you need in all winter driving situations.
If there is one certainty in weather… it’s the change of seasons.
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