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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Cost and inconvenience?

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
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Two other good reasons -
1. The process of changing is pretty basic with a machine that works on the same principle as bicycle levers in a puncture repair kit. Some force is used and I'm not convinced that it is particularly good for the structural longevity of the tyre on a regular basis. Have a look next time you see a tyre fitter.
2. There is also the risk of cosmetic damage to the wheels each time.

I have a separate set of winter wheels and rims for my Merc which goes to the Alps 2/3 times a year. I have a trolley jack and quite enjoy changing them twice a year - takes about an hour. I'm lucky to have a garage to store the spare set in.
For the PHEV, I just fancy a bit more UK winter safety and will get all-seasons (ideally Michelin CrossClimate) which for an extra couple of hundred quid over the Toyos I think is money well spent.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:20 am 
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If you get the Cross-Climates you probably won't need winter tyres for your trips to the Alps. The PHEV is THAT good on snow.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
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jaapv wrote:
If you get the Cross-Climates you probably won't need winter tyres for your trips to the Alps. The PHEV is THAT good on snow.


But will they satisfy the local gendarmerie?


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In my case it's the German and Austrian Politzei but the answer is yes, that's what the snowflake symbol is for.
As for the Gendarmerie, they would applaud the use of an innovative French product....
Jaap - you're right about that but I find the small tank a bit of a pain when travelling long distance and the PHEV is really my wife's car!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
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I'm assuming an All Season tyre (Cross Climate) does exactly what it says on the tin, designed for all seasons, better in cold weather, maybe not as good as a dedicated winter tyre but you don't have to change them in summer?

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Hi had the wifi update thing on Thursday when my car was in for MOT and the spark plug recall. All fine, and no problems. Just need to download one of the other verisons of the app and repair the phone with the car. I didn't enquire on the detail of what the update is trying to achieve.


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Paule23 wrote:
I'm assuming an All Season tyre (Cross Climate) does exactly what it says on the tin, designed for all seasons, better in cold weather, maybe not as good as a dedicated winter tyre but you don't have to change them in summer?

Exactly. I have just fitted Vredestein Quatracs The car drives very well on them. :)

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greendwarf wrote:
jaapv wrote:
If you get the Cross-Climates you probably won't need winter tyres for your trips to the Alps. The PHEV is THAT good on snow.


But will they satisfy the local gendarmerie?

I think they have the snow-flake symbol, AKA legal winter tyres.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tyres?
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jaapv wrote:
greendwarf wrote:
jaapv wrote:
If you get the Cross-Climates you probably won't need winter tyres for your trips to the Alps. The PHEV is THAT good on snow.


But will they satisfy the local gendarmerie?

I think they have the snow-flake symbol, AKA legal winter tyres.


I seem to recall reading somewhere that it is still best to carry chains as well as having winter tyres just in case they insist for those French alpine roads with mandatory restrictions. :lol:


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