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I've been reading quite a bit about these winter tyres and I'm pretty convinced from what I've read, that they are worth having - particularly if we keep...
I have a BMW 320d SE Touring which is two years old and has covered 13,500 miles on largely A & B roads. As it is driven quite sedately I was horrified...
Has anybody got the instruction for using the sat nav?
Thanks for your advice regarding winter tyres. However, the Bridgestone A001 in 195/50 R15 which I need for my car do not seem to be available. Have you...
I have a 2005 MG ZT-T Diesel fitted with 225/45/R18 wheels. I wish to purchase a set of steel wheels fitted with Winter Tyres. However, I wish to fit 17-inch...
I've just purchased a nice 1988 BMW 318 Baur Targa, but the white paint is dull, the car has stood in West London, and there are some tiny black spots...
Would fitting winter tyres affect the validity of my car insurance, as I will have changed the original specification?
In the second paragraph of your advice concerning Winter Tyres, you have given the temperature at which one should consider using these tyres as 70C. Shum...
Following the horror-story reports of insurers charging extra premiums when notified that people fit winter tyres and wheels, thought I'd just add a bit...
How much is my Peugeot 307 SW SE 90 bhp 2004, 69000 miles, MoT July 2011 worth?
After begin rear-ended (twice in the same acccident by the same person), I now have to buy another car quickly. I was thinking about a Volvo S40 or S60,...
I have a set of winter tyres 165/70/R13/79T on a Peugeot 106 and want to know what other makes and models of cars they will fit.
My brother has a '10 van that has been running rough, loss of power etc. He returned it to the dealers and they have told him the roughness is due to him...
We have just managed to buy a Hyundai iX35, which are in very short supply, and as you have stated in your review it’s a great vehicle as well as providing...
Last week I came home in order to collect my father's car for a MoT as he is currently in Hong Kong. I skidded in the snow and hit a 3rd party. As the...
I've an 06 Jag diesel which won't start. TRYS it little best and fires but cuts out after a second or maybe two. Constant trying brings up the flashing...
We live in London but holiday mainly in Europe driving there with our dogs. We drive quite infrequently in London so do most of our driving in Europe....
I am thinking that to have a spare set of winter wheels and tyres would be a good idea, as I have heard they are much better for grip and braking at temperatuires...
Looking to buy Skoda Roomster auto, 3 spec on oct 2008 plate - model not the facelifted one. If buying pre-Christmas, does car depreciate from Jan 1st...
I'm thinking about buying a set of winter tyres and wheels. Should I buy narrow wheels and tyres (to dig into the snow) or wider ones (to have more rubber...
Your advice on winter tyres... when you say putting just two winter tyres on a vehicle is dangerous, has worried me somewhat, as a couple of months ago...
I would very much appreciate your opinion on Snow Socks, particularly in relation to a Honda CR-V on the rear wheels in snow and ice.
Last year I bought two 12 month old Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 petrol cars for a total cost of £15,250. One for my wife and one for myself. Good value I think...
For some weeks now you have been advocating the use of winter tyres. I have heard recently, however, that some insurance companies regard the fitting of...
I am a supporter of these where can I get some from and is it a requirement to have them on steel rims my tyres are 175 / 65 R14 The car is an 08 Daihatsu...
Unbelievably,my insurance company told me that I would not be insured if I changed my normal tyres (rated 91W) for winter tyres (rated 91H). H rating is,...
I have a Peugeot 206 2.0-litre HDi, which has suddenly started using fuel excessively. What could be the cause? It used to return approx 50mpg but this...
Just a question to seek an explanation as to why my insurance company (Direct Line) are to charge me £56 to cover me for the fitting of steel wheels and...
I need a second electronic key for my car. Have been quoted "about £200" by the local Merc dealer. It seems expensive, but I've never had to buy one before,...
We are about to take the plunge and buy a brand new Kia Sportage and trade in our '08 B7 Audi A4 Avant. We're undecided to go to a dealership or take the...
I'm thinking of getting winter tyres for my Toyota Corolla. Should I just get two for the driving wheels, or four all round?
I have been an avid follower of your Telegraph column for a long time, and much appreciate the information you give. It may come as no surprise at the...
I have a 335d touring 2008. I ordered some winter tyres from BMW on 16-inch steel wheels but they contacted me to say they would not fit because my brake...
I am about to enter negotiations with Masterlease as I'm hoping to buy the vehicle i've had on personal lease for the past 2 years but I don't know what...
Last Winter my otherwise fantastic Jaguar Xf proved to be undriveable in the snow, so I requisitioned my son's Hyundai Getz, an uninspiring vehicle at...
If my windscreen is covered in snow can a warden issue a ticket?
My lovely new Citroen DS3 came fitted with Michelin Energy Saver tyres, 195/55 R16. At the risk of sounding like a princess, I think I could feel the...
I have recently purchased a new Jaguar XJL portfolio and love it. The problem I have is that the dealer is trying to convince me: a) To have it Diamond...
I have read all your postings re winter tyres. Can you advise me on the best/appropriate winter tyre to buy for our Honda Jazz (2008 but new model)? Also...
I bought some steel wheels and tyres from Mytyres and had them delivered to their local agent. They have fitted them with the wheel nuts from the alloy...
1. I have noticed that you have recommended using snow tyres instead of a 4x4, as a much cheaper and more effective measure. I purchased some snow tyres...

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