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PostSubject: Need help for winter tires   Sat 29 Nov 2008, 1:44 am

As you probably know by now, from this year dec 15th, winter tires are mandatory in Quebec

I just bought a new vehicle today cheers They did not want to negociate at all the winter tires with the vehicle.
I need 4 winter tires + 4 black rims - P215/60/17 or P215/60/16.

I know that the some tires are still cheaper in the States (even with the 20 and something % exchange rate Shocked ).

Can you recommand stores I should go to take a look in Malone and Plattsburgh ?

Thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Need help for winter tires   Sun 30 Nov 2008, 11:50 am

Bonjour ma belle. Comment va tu?
What kind of car did you buy?
Does the car need 16" or 17"? I know several people that have new cars with 17" summer mags and tires but put 16" in the winter. 17" snow tires could be very expensive!
Don's daughter has a GM Cobalt with "On Star" which tells her the tire pressure and she had to buy special valves from GM as well as rims and tires, again in 16" for the winter and not 17" like her summers. The bill came to over $1200 for 4 wheels, valves and tires installed. Soyez certain de vos details avant d'acheter!
C'est pas pour rien que le dealer voulait pas negocier les pneus d'hiver!
I just put four snows on my TrailBlaser. I bought them at Jiffy/Goodyear in Cornwall on Pitt Street and got a good deal. (I only go there because I have a customer next door so it is convenient). Canadian Tire has some good specials and their guarantee is excellent. It depends if you can use "standard" wheels or if you are stuck like Don's daughter. Bonne chance!
Let us know how you make out. Enquiring minds want to know.

a la prochaine,
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PostSubject: Re: Need help for winter tires   Sun 30 Nov 2008, 5:31 pm

Hi Glen

I just bought a new 2009 Jeep Compass.
In the process of negociation, they threw in lock bolts for the mags,
no pressure valve, plain tires.

For the tires, I've checked Ebay and the delays are way too long or,
when the seller is in the states, it makes me too risky regarding the
duties and fees that may be "added".

I've check and I can put winter tires 215/65R16 instead of
the mags 215/60R17. OUFFFFF Saving a few bucks here

So I've check on Kijiji and bought today 4 Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice + 4 rims.
I've been really lucky: the little rubber "thingies" that we can pull from new
tires are still on them. They are just like brand new ones cheers

So now, I'll be taking possession of my new Jeep this week
and only need the dealer or a mechanic to put the new tires on

Can't wait now to sell my car...

Thanks for your advice.
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PostSubject: Re: Need help for winter tires   Mon 01 Dec 2008, 8:20 pm

Hi Paradisa

Congrats on the new vehicle. Hopefully you will get used to the way it drives before the snow comes... Manual or automatic? Colour? I bought 16 " tires for my vehicle this past summer and it was cheaper to get them in malone. The only place that had my size was walmart. The guy who put on my winter tires said that walmart did a good job, they lubricated the right parts, etc, that a lot of other garages don't lubricate.
Good luck (no mention of 20 centimetres yet!)

Malard cheers
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