Is it important to have matching tyres all round?

I have a Ford Focus Mk1 with new Uniroyal Rainex 3 tyres on the front wheels, which I'm quite happy with. I now need new tyres for the rear wheels. Should I buy the same as the front or the new Michelin Cross Climate tyres, which I hear are very good? Is it more important to have matching tyres all round?

Asked on 23 September 2017 by Frank Bunce

Answered by Honest John
If you fit Michelin Cross Climates, in my opinion you need to fit them to all four wheels or there could be extreme conditions where the difference between front end grip and rear end grip puts you off the road.
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