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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;
- keep using the chains
- buy a pair of winter tyres for fitment during the appropriate months
- 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 www.mytyres.co.uk
who allow you to choose winter tyres for your car.
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