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I live in the Peak District - should I put winter tyres on my hatchback or swap for a 4x4 to counter the winter conditions?

I live in the Peak District and drive a Ford Fiesta but because of winter weather conditions, I decided to swap it for a Skoda Yeti. However, I've been told that getting winter tyres would be the best and most economical option because winter tyres are better on snowy roads than a 4x4. What do you think?

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What you have been told is correct. I think the best answer is a set of all-weather tyres on all four wheels that are almost as good as full cold-weather tyres and can be left on all year round.

You can see some of the best winter tyres here (Continental AllSeasonContact are great, as are a variety of Michelin options):

Check Tyres On The Drive ( and ( for sizes and prices.
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