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Over the last few days of treacherous snow and icy conditions, I am amazed and frightened by the number of drivers leaving their homes with the snow and ice still covering their cars, particularly the...
While sliding helplessly across a road junction and into the opposite hedge I had time to consider that ABS isn't really any help at all on thin or slushy ice. It thinks "Whoops, slippy here. Might lock-up"...
Do you have a view on the worthiness of Snow Socks as advertised on www.snowchains.co.uk please?
As a resident of Switzerland, it would never occur to me to run my car on summer tyres after 1 November. We visited the UK over Christmas and New Year ordered a hire car from the airport. I requested winter...
I have a 2008 BMW 520d Touring and am giving serious consideration to fitting a set of winter tyres as you have recommended on numerous occasions in The Daily Telegraph. What tyres do you recommend for...
Currently I own a fully loaded Mercedes C350 Sports. It is the best car I have ever owned and I have thoroughly enjoyed its power, road handling and comfort over the past five years and 68,000 miles. However,...
At the end of this October my wife and I drove to Stockholm to visit our daughter. I panicked about possible bad weather conditions a couple of days before we set off, so had two new tyres fitted to the...
I am on the point of buying a new car. I am looking at a C3 Picasso, My only reservation is that I live in NE Scotland and we get more than our fair share of snow. If the car is fitted with winter tyres...
Here is a salutary tale on winter driving. I recover cars for a Jaguar Land Rover repair contractor and was called to Gaydon to collect a JLR company Range Rover Sport diesel. A new car, it is allocated...
Reading the comments by TP questioning your experience with winter tyres prompted me to send you my thoughts. Having owned a 4x4 Volkswagen Tiguan and feeling this would be the answer to snowy conditions,...
 

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