It sounds like you need to plan on replacing the summer tires with a decent all season from the get go.That is unbelievable, totally would rather another tire if this is going to be common. My garage is not heated, what a bummer. I roll my car around to avoid flat spots at the moment, is that going to be a problem?
What if the temp drops real low at night when you're out on the town, can't drive home? This is pretty nuts.
It sounds like you need to plan on replacing the summer tires with a decent all season from the get go.
It really is not uncommon for sports cars to be delivered with summer only tires, all the manufacturers of true sports cars do it and buyers in places where the cold will be a problem usually purchase a second set of tires at a minimum. Many buy a complete wheel, tire combo so they are easy to swap out. I've been doing this with my Porsche's for over 2 decades.
What's really exacerbated the situation are the new compounds that will actually crack in colder temps. That's a recent phenomenon where up till now it was mostly for performance that people made the switch.
Another thing to consider is these tires are designed specifically for this car. The suspension is calibrated to their characteristics. If they offered multiple tire configurations it would mean modifying the setup to accommodate all variations which in the end takes performance away that many would be unwilling to see go, me being one of them. In addition, it means dealers would then need to consider yet another variable in their ordered for stock cars. It would kind of suck if they lost a sale because the car they stocked had the wrong tire for the customer waving cash at them.
They make a tire NOW and have for many months. These are what I run and they are great on wet roads and light snow.Summer tires, cannot be moved below freezing. Michelin was supposed to have winter tires within month or two. We were told of this problem when at Spring Mountain in November.
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There was a warning published for the Camaro but I don't know if there is one for the C7.We were never warned that the tires could be damaged by movement in cold temperatures.
I believe this is exactly what is happening for the one customer we have seen pictures of in this thread but the car was like this before he took deliveryIf mine have cracks I will expect a free replacement with something that isn't so fragile.
No, there will be no recall as this is cosmetic only, the tires will work, even cracked but I'm sure there capabilities are significantly diminishedI wonder if a recall is in the works? Is this a safety issue?