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      More road/tire noise in the cold?

      Noticed the past few days driving down to work that the ride is noisier when first going down the highway. Is it typical for tires to do this before they warm up? Driving a 2009 S40 with Continental DWS tires, almost 20K miles on them, not worn out.

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      Question s40 tires

      Quote Originally Posted by hammer1234 View Post
      Noticed the past few days driving down to work that the ride is noisier when first going down the highway. Is it typical for tires to do this before they warm up? Driving a 2009 S40 with Continental DWS tires, almost 20K miles on them, not worn out.
      Hi,
      how are the continental tires working for your s40? how is the traction in snow? I still have the OEM Michelin tires, my car has low miles with but all the snow the traction is terrible. car slides a lot.

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      Even proper winter tires need to warm up a bit to soften up if your driving in -20*C or colder temps.
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      There's probably a flat spot on the tread from parking overnight and being cold. After the tire warms up the noise should subside.

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      It's common in the winter or colder weather for the tires to become harder and make more noise. There is nothing you can do about that.
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