Ontario / Ottawa M3 Owners - Winter tire plans?

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  1. Dr Gez

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    Given that Tesla only sells the Pirelli Sottozero winter tire, I won't be able to buy from Tesla since in Ottawa, my driving is on local road (non-highway driving) so I need winter tires that are meant for snow covered roads which means Bridgestone Blizzak or Nokian Hakka R2 (the Pirelli are the highest rated for wet/ice conditions but one of the lowest rated for snow covered conditions). I contacted Tesla to see if they would be offering a second option (since there are two main types of winter tires - ice vs snow) and they said there are no plans - but I can buy wheels/sensors from them but they will not put the tires on as they would not Tesla approved tires. So I am unsure what I will do this fall as I will not be using Tesla service so curious to see what others plan to do. In Ottawa, as we have no Tesla store/SC, do the Frisby tire type locations provide good service on Tesla cars? Do X or S owners recommend certain shops in Ottawa who deal with Tesla?

    Also, does anyone know if the Aero caps fit over generic steel rims - since Tesla will not do the service I am less inclined to buy the wheels from them.
     
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    Short answer: no

    Long answer: I'm sure a persistent person could probably "hack" them to fit onto some steel wheel. But that's going to involve a lot more effort than just pushing them on.
     
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    Ottawa owner here. I plan to get some Hakka R2 or R3. Had R2 on my previous car and they were absolutely amazing.

    I’m also curious about the options for service locally and look forward to hearing what others have to say.
     
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    Hey, 613tsla, where did you get them? Only place that seems to have them locally is Kal Tire but the R2 doesn't have the Model 3 size listed on their site.
     
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    I don’t have them yet. I had them on my last vehicle.
     
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    Frisby Tire sells Nokian Winter Tires.
     
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    #7 x-cimo, Aug 11, 2018
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    Have you found 18" generic steel wheels which fits the model3?

    I found the following on 1010tires but I can't tell if they would fit.


    18 x 7.5 5/114.3 43 mm. 70.50 - Various X42858 $100.99
    18 x 7.5 5/114.3 44 mm. 64.15 - Various 186415M $99.99
     

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