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Winter tyres
Please can you remind me the recommeded websites, and the relative advantages of tyre change, or complete wheel change for winter tyres?

Asked on 20 December 2010 by Andy Sparkes

Answered by Honest John
See:

www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/parts-and-accessories/20...s

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Dear HJ. Good work on winter tyres! This from the Society of Motor
Manufacturers and Traders:- The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
has today reassured motorists that they will not be affected by increased
car insurance premiums as a result of using winter tyres to improve their
vehicle’s safety during the winter months. Following discussions with the
Association of British Insurers (ABI), SMMT has clarified that the fitment
of winter tyres does not constitute a modification that will affect
premiums. www.smmt.co.uk/articles/article.cfm?articleid=22819
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