Should I fit winter tyres to my C-Class?

I have researched your FAQs but am still a little confused as to whether I should fit winter tyres to my Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Estate automatic. It's a 2011/12 model with AMG 18-inch wheels, which I would like to keep. We live in a fairly rural area with country lanes and I'm unsure if I should fit suitable tyres for the cold weather.

Asked on 2 December 2016 by David John Walden

Answered by Honest John
The car may have different size tyres front and back, but Michelin does now do Cross Climates in 225/40 R 18 92 Y; 235/45 R 18 98 Y and 245/45 R 18 100 Y. If they match your sizes you can fit them and leave them on all year round, benefiting from good performance in snow and mud, better ride quality, less tyre noise and no penalty in fuel economy or tyre life. But don't overinflate them. Run them at the lowest recommended cold pressures.
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