Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Western MA
Winter Driving in New England
A couple of FYIs:
I have been taking the car out off and on since December when the roads are clear. The alternate setup of AM Boss Charcoal 19X9 wheels and Pirelli P Zero Nerp all season 275/40/19 tires have allowed me to drive in cold weather, as opposed to the Goodyears which are summer only tires. I also keep it on a trickle charger in this cold weather when I let it sit for a while.
I took the car out yesterday to get an oil change at the dealership. The temp was 11 degrees when I left my house. There was no problem with these tires and temperature. I felt safe and secure. The roads weren't too bad as far as snow from our recent storm where we got about 10". Since the road crews used most of the salt on the first snowfall a while back, the roads had minimal if any residue.
And the oil change and multi-point inspection with the dealer coupon was $80. Still cheaper than I could do it myself. I will do one in the summer myself, but it wasn't too bad as far as cost. It would be around $115 (9.5 qts 5W50 full synthetic and filter) plus tax if I did it myself. It was 11 degrees!A no brainier. The car is back in the garage on the charger, and covered.
Anyway, the right tires for the right situation does make a difference. I know that all season doesn't really mean that, but they sure do a better job with cold temps than the stock tires, which as most of you know, are hockey pucks under 50 degrees. I also have another vehicle, a 2001 V6 Mustang AT for the winter commute.
2014 Shelby GT500:Delivered 4/3/13, Black/Black stripes/Black interior, SVT Track Package, SVT Performance Package, JLT Oil Seperator, FRPP Resonator Delete, Syntha Max blue air filter, Revan Racing shifter bushing, Michelin PSS tires, Lloyd GT500 mats, and yes the stock Shelby seats.