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Worthy investment

Five years ago, I purchased winter tires with studs on them for the first time in my life.

Up until then, I had relied on all-weather tires for all four seasons.

I came to realize how good those winter tires were in the first storm of the year in Winnipeg. I was driving north on Saint James in a snowstorm when I almost was involved in an accident.

The combination of studs and the softer rubber allowed me to veer out of the path of a car sliding out of control into my lane.

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