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    certifying for sale on winter tires

    so i'm trying to sell my car and the buyer wants me to certify it. ok. problem is two passenger side tires have a small bulge in the sidewall, which will not pass cert.

    fine. so I need two replacement/get me cert tires. I go to steve's tire shop and steve tells me that because i am running winter tires I can't just buy 2 used ones from him to replace the bulged ones, because they won't certify it for a sale with winters on it!

    WTF? Can I not run winter tires year round if I so choose?? They just wear quicker and have better traction, snow or no snow!!

    I just want to put on the minimum needed for cert, is this not possible?
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    yeah no you can cert no matter the kind of tires, thats bull

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    They only catch to the rule on tires is that the vehicle must have the matching tires on each axle. the fronts can have one style and the rears can have another..

    As for running snows, we cert cars with snows all the time. Thats like saying you cant cert a vehicle that has goodyear tires on it..

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    Tell "Steve" to put the tires on it and take it for safety somewhere else!

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    I would have no problem certifying a car with 2 snows on it... provided: it wasnt frontwheel drive. MTO published a bulletin, and on all FWD cars the "recommend" 4 snows. Our policy is 4 or none on all FWD's due to this... If its RWD, no prob...

    Its a very grey area, there is no "law" that says it officially, but it's more up to the individual tech.
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    this is the guy who's next door to howard's old jeep thrills store in concord.

    useless..

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    Good point, about the snows rule. its more of a strong suggestion, if you only want to install 2 snows on a fwd car, your suposed to put them on the rear.

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    fox, actually it's AWD! does that change anything?

    what a pain in the ass tryin to save money eh

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    Quote Originally Posted by AToMiC View Post
    Good point, about the snows rule. its more of a strong suggestion, if you only want to install 2 snows on a fwd car, your suposed to put them on the rear.
    wow that makes NO sense to me!! you want snows so you can stop better in snow... wouldn't you put them where your majority of stopping power is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vancity View Post
    wow that makes NO sense to me!! you want snows so you can stop better in snow... wouldn't you put them where your majority of stopping power is?
    Think of it this way, with FWD you are pulling yourself into the conditions, with RWD you push into the condition, hence with 2 snows on a FWD you can literally over drive for the road conditions, and get the back end loose, thus losing control. With RWD, you can steer with the throttle to regain control. With an AWD car, I wouldnt mix/match tires either... sorry to be the bearer of bad news

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