...we didn't switch to our summer tires?
Depending on where you live within the GTA, you may have encountered some snow yesterday.
Nowhere near the Doomsday scenario presented by the weather forecasters - are those people congenitally pessimistic, or do they just predict the worst so everybody's happy if it doesn't turn out that bad?
But I did encounter a few snow squalls near the airport on my drive home last evening, and there were still a few mm of frosting on the deck of Kenzie World Headquarters this morning.
All melting now.
But remember - 'winter' tires are not just 'snow' tires any more. They are designed with tread compounds which remain more pliable when cold, so the tire can conform to irregularities in the road surface (in the GTA? Yeah, I know, hard to imagine...) and therefore retain their grip.
Generally speaking, if the temperature is going to be below seven degrees Celsius for any appreciable percentage of the time, you should still have your winters on.
True, driving on them especially at higher speeds when it IS warmer than that will reduce tread life; it is a bit of a balancing act.
But weigh the cost of a new set of winter tires versus the cost of even a minor fender-bender, let alone a serious crash - it's a no-brainer.
And if you're still living with all-season tires (more accurately, 'no-season' tires, because they're no good in summer AND no good in winter), then shame on you...