Funny, my snow tires were only on the car for a week and a half. Then spring arrived in late Jan/early Feb in IL. You folks in MA are just gluttons for punishment. I predict that you will have milder winters from here out out as my daughter's new Subaru arrived in Boston coincidentally during snowageddons 1 and 2. Watch out Atlanta, she's moving to Georgia in July, you're doomed this winter. You heard it here first.