Should I fit winter tyres?
Winter tyres will make your car easier and safer to drive through winter, so if you can afford them, we'd recommend you make the purchase.
For a real-world driver’s experience, here's how What Car? reader Jason Lewis got on with his winter tyres when the snow hit the south east last night.
'Last winter, in similar conditions to those I experienced at home yesterday, my Honda Civic would not grip, accelerate or slow down with any confidence.
This winter with the Civic clad in Pirelli Sottozeros it is a complete revelation. Last night I went for a 'joyride' along very narrow and snow-covered single-track country lanes just to test the tyres, and the car took it all in its stride. In my view better than buying a 4x4.'
How much will it cost?
Tyres cost from around £60 each. Some outlets such as Blackcircles.com or Kwik-Fit offer free fitting, but if not you can have them fitted and balanced from around £15 each.
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