Post Updated 10th Nov 2014
Any winter tyres its Worth Fitting Winter Tyres
This is a question that I am always asked. If I told the truth as a retailers I would switch you on to the winters because they are far safer in bad weather driving, their is nothing more to it.
It is worth Worth Fitting Winter Tyres in these days of heavy traffic on our roads. This is the answer I usually give. I tell them that the best winters for them are the ones that they can afford and if they need any new ones at the beginning of winter then they should buy winters and then they can keep them on the rest of the time if say they can’t afford another set of summers, in my opinion it is Worth Fitting Winter Tyres they are much safer and would be more value for your money if you require new ones just before the bad weather comes along.
We try to have an open mind about what make of winters to keep in stock, and I always go for a budget brand because this keeps the price lower for the customers, and makes them more affordable for our customers who are on a lower budget, but appreciate the safety aspects of this product. For this purpose I always keep in something like a Apollo, we also try to source other tyre makes such as Avon or this year we have had some good deals from Yokohama of Japan.
An interesting fact that persuaded me to go down this line is the fact that re-manufactured tyres are used on many of the large truck fleets in the world, and most of all major Airlines also use this type on their planes, a great indictment for this product.
Some of our customers ask for recommendations as to what winter tyres are best for their specific cars, such as this letter to the “Honest John” web site. He recommends that they buy a spare set of wheels with winter’s fitted, to me this is the best option, than you can change your wheels to winter tyres from say November to March and drive with safety.
“My wife and I have just bought a 2010 Ford Focus 1.8 petrol. It will be used as our general workhorse during the summer, but will also be used to take us to our winter home in the French Alps. While there it will be kept in an underground car park, but used occasionally for shopping trips to the valley below. As we intend to keep the car for many years, we are thinking of buying a spare set of wheels and winter tyres and my query concerns sizes. At the moment the car has 205/50 R17 tyres and the alloy wheels are fastened with five studs. Would it be possible to buy 16-inch wheels for the winter tyres and, if so, which tyres should we buy?”… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/caradvice/honestjohn/9555525/Which-winter-tyres-for-Ford-Focus.html
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