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Do I really need to take my snow tires off for the summer?

If you have studded snow tires they have to be off your car by May 1st by law. If they are regular snow tires there are a few advantages to changing them. One advantage is the wear, snow tires wear faster because there is not as much tire/tread on the road surface and mostly are made of a softer compound for better grip. Also snow tires have a more aggressive tread pattern and are usually noisier and can “sing or hum” as you drive. If you have what’s commonly referred to as all-season tires there is no need to change them because they are designed to give you service in all seasons as the name says.