Are winter tyres worth it? BMW customers certainly think so - they have spent £3 million worth of cold-weather tyres so far this winter – that's more than 4000 sets.
More poor weather is possible for at least the next month, so here's our guide to the tyres.
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.
'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.
Our reviews are based on hard data and thorough testing in the real world.
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