Can I leave winter tyres on my Audi A2 all year round if it does less than 1000 miles per year?

My wife's Audi A2 1.4 TDI SE (purchased as a demonstrator in 2005) has never had its 175/60/R15 tyres renewed. Our NCT (MOT) inspection notes the age of the tyres (without failing the test). As the annual mileage is less than 1000 miles, would it be practical to buy 4 winter tyres and leave them on all year?

Asked on 30 January 2017 by JB Dublin

Answered by Honest John
Very good idea to scrap the 2005 tyres and replace them with a full set of four Michelin Cross Climate tyres that are full cold weather spec, but are basically summer tyres, can be left on all year, and improve the ride, the steering and the road noise at no sacrifice in fuel economy or tyre life.
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