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post #5 of (permalink) Old 27th February 2009
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Tyre compound directly affects the grip available when the temperature plummets.

But the 'winter tyre' tread pattern uses more fuel & wears out quicker.

You really have the following choices;

  1. keep using the chains
  2. buy a pair of winter tyres for fitment during the appropriate months
  3. fit winter tyres on the rear of your car, and get them rotated (I presume you have pressure sensors) onto the front wheels - they will wear out less quickly on the undriven axle
hopefully some of the above assists.

I use who allow you to choose winter tyres for your car.


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