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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Happy with my choice to stay on summer tyres this winter. We had little snow and all the main roads where clear before I left the house.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Still a load of bobbins, IMO - I've had no trouble driving on winter roads on standard tyres for the better part of 30 years.
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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Still a load of bobbins, IMO - I've had no trouble driving on winter roads on standard tyres for the better part of 30 years.
    30 years? They probably want replacing by now!

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I run Conti DWS06 tyres on my car. They are good in the snow but nothing impressive. These continental tires are also quiet on pavement, and cornering response is great.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Still a load of bobbins, IMO - I've had no trouble driving on winter roads on standard tyres for the better part of 30 years.
    what car? what tyre brand/model/pattern & size?

    I used to think that, and then I started driving multiple diff cars and some just wouldn't go anywhere in snow.

    Saab TTID 93 was a mare on conti sport contact III
    BMW 328 was un-drivable on whatever it was on
    and oddly.. a Merc GLS 4x4 that was bloody awful until winters went on it

    some summer tread patterns are just appaling in snow

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    what car? what tyre brand/model/pattern & size?

    I used to think that, and then I started driving multiple diff cars and some just wouldn't go anywhere in snow.

    Saab TTID 93 was a mare on conti sport contact III
    BMW 328 was un-drivable on whatever it was on
    and oddly.. a Merc GLS 4x4 that was bloody awful until winters went on it

    some summer tread patterns are just appaling in snow
    This with knobs on. I have always been somewhat skeptical of winter tyres. Our winters generally over the last 15-20 years have been mild with only the odd day of snow and ice. As such on the major roads and built up areas it's not that big a deal and winter tyres haven't been really worth making a compromise on wet/dry grip and not to mention the cost of spare wheels etc. However, more recently the weather has become colder and more extreme in winter, and with a lot of (hate to say it, but younger) people not having any cold weather driving experience the need for more grip has become apparent.

    In my own circumstances I'm now driving a fairly lightweight RWD car and getting traction in this cold snap has been 'interesting' to say the least, even with premium summer compound rubber. On some days I've been lucky just to get off my drive, and main roads etc were hard work too, especially on an incline. I'll definitely be getting winter rubber for the end of the year on my stock alloys and keeping summer rubber on my new wheels. Going to try and get a bargain set of tyres once the cold weather is over.

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