All season 4x4 or winter tyres?

I have just bought a 2010 Range Rover sport 3.0D HSE, which has 275/40/20 summer tyres fitted. Given that I now have 4x4 traction, would fitting 275/40/20 all season tyres be ok or should I do the same as previous and buy a second set of wheels with full winter tyres?

Asked on 31 August 2015 by DocMJM

Answered by Honest John
Your problem is the availability of all season tyres in that size. The best are Michelin's new Cross Climate and the forthcoming Nokian Weatherproof. Previous best was Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons but not available as 275/40 R20. You might get Vredestein Quatracs that size or Bridgestone A001. The Germans tend to go for summer tyres for summer, and cold weather tyres for winter, which explains the lack of availability of high performance all weather tyres. I would not run cold weather 275/40 R20s all year round.
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