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Ask Honest John Winter Tyres

Honest John Answers Your Winter Tyres Queries and Conundrums

I have the new Skoda Karoq 1.0 DSG. It's a lovely little car that drives well, even the DSG is amazing. However, I've done around 1200 miles and I can't...
Why is my fuel economy 7mpg less in winter? Since the weather has got colder, my fuel economy has got a lot worse. From an average of 43mpg in summer,...
I've had my Hyundai i30 from new in December 2009. Each winter, I put on my set of steel rims shod with winter tyres with a result that my TPMS amber warning...
I have a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and wondered if it was worthwhile having either winter or crossover tyres for the winter period? We live in a rural...
My daughter has a Volkswagen Polo S 1.2. We're in a rural location and I organise a winter tyre swap for my elder daughter. I wondered whether the Polo...
I plan to drive through Europe to Montenegro in mid April next year. I have winter tyres for my car and intended to remove them before my trip. I am not...
Why do summer and winter mpg figures vary?
I have some wheels from my 2006 Nissan X-Trail - 215/60 R17 with winter tyres that I swap on and off. My new 2014 X-Trail has 225/55 R18. There's a small...
My 2009 Ford Focus 2.0 Titanium petrol automatic (purchased late last year) is shod with 18-inch alloys with 225/40 R18 Wanli Snowgrip winter tyres. The...
My five year old Mercedes-Benz E550 has done 17,000 miles and has had the brake pads replaced and now the rotors. Apparently the reason for the rotor failure...
I'm considering buying a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate 220 D AMG line which has run flat tyres on 19-inch rims as standard. Do I have to keep the run flats...
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...

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