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Winter Tyres
I am a low milage driver and need winter tyres.

Can I use winter tyres all year (not more than 5000 miles per year)?

Asked on 19 December 2010 by George Palmer

Answered by Honest John
No. You can use All Weather tyres (with a snowflake or mountain symbol) all year. They qualify as winter tyres in Austria, Germany and France but are less effective than winter compound tyres in winter and less effective than summer compound tyres in summer. Bridgestone A001s are an example.
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