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Winter tyres I shall certainly add to a car, which I anticipate buying this weekend. However, is there any benefit in having a separate set of wheels rather than just switching tyres on the rims?
Asked on 16 December 2010 by cloch
The cost of switching the tyres on the rims twice a year, possible damage to the tyres and the rims, and the fact that a separate set of wheels allows you to fit smaller wheels with deeper profile tyres.
Also if you switch to steel wheels for winter (which require different wheel bolts) your expensive alloys don't get damaged by road salt. You have to tell your insurer.
With regard to fitting winter tyres, would this affect my insurance premium?
Here in the UK I drive a 4X4 fitted with M+S rated tyres.
How do these compare with "winter" tyres as, for example, required by law to be fitted on all...
Please can you remind me the recommeded websites, and the relative advantages of tyre change, or complete wheel change for winter tyres?
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