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Ask Honest John Winter Tyres

Honest John Answers Your Winter Tyres Queries and Conundrums

Our car was stolen a couple of months ago. Unfortunately, it was during the icy weather so we were defrosting the car. We left the keys in it for a few...
Despite having specialist winter tyres fitted for the last few winters, the recent cold snap has been the first real test of them in proper winter conditions....
What's the best for coping with winter conditions - all year tyres, winter tyres or 4-wheel drive? In what order do you rate these?
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...

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