Recent Topics
CQ Blue 84151 (WIX) | 5,327 Miles [Cut Open]
by 2015_PSD
06/23/17 08:20 PM
Brake fluid change for the 4Runner - Color ok?
by SKVenture
06/23/17 07:22 PM
Briggs intek filter cut open
by Canadastang
06/23/17 06:44 PM
diaphragm fuel pump not working - KT100 2 cycle
by tomcat27
06/23/17 06:25 PM
Liquid or Paste ?
by cb450sc
06/23/17 06:22 PM
Virgin EcoGard S4651 (Synthetic) C&P
by blupupher
06/23/17 06:16 PM
Valvoline/K&N Oil Change Giveaway
by Fordai
06/23/17 05:06 PM
Question about 12 volts in car
by daves66nova
06/23/17 03:46 PM
Fram TG vs Ultra: engine noise
by HoosierJeeper
06/23/17 03:39 PM
Cleaning and Preserving Silver
by Al
06/23/17 03:38 PM
Oil Selection Help Please
by thatryan
06/23/17 03:27 PM
Rav4 wheels fit on a corolla?
by Corollaman
06/23/17 03:05 PM
TCW-3 640:1 10 years Hi-Rez
by dblshock
06/23/17 03:02 PM
Toro 22" self propelled Lawn Mower
by Al
06/23/17 02:27 PM
Wonder Woman's plane...
by mattwithcats
06/23/17 02:11 PM
Mixing old Mobil 0w-40 with new version.
by Crobinson16
06/23/17 12:50 PM
How long should wheels stay balanced?
by Klutch9
06/23/17 12:47 PM
BMW's and concrete don't mix...
by mattwithcats
06/23/17 12:27 PM
The day you buy it & the day you sell it...
by mrsilv04
06/23/17 12:17 PM
New to me 2008 Passat TSI 2.0
by 79sunrunner
06/23/17 12:09 PM
Newest Members
Malc, NobleSavage, mjones164, egfilters, Ammofirst
61944 Registered Users
Who's Online
78 registered (9050lx, 69GTX, 73Chall, asb151, AEHaas, andyd, 8 invisible), 2157 Guests and 22 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61944 Members
66 Forums
266944 Topics
4414943 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#2770341 - 10/12/12 04:19 AM Re: Summer tires in Winter? [Re: measureman]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 1930
Loc: London, England
Use of so called summer tyres is common in the UK, even in the colder parts like the East Coast of Scotland.

The issue is not driving to the conditions primarily, I have never had an accident in snow or during cold weather.

But if you want to cover all bases then putting on cheap winter tyres will be better than most summer tyres.

For example Avon ZV3's were excellent in the snow on the wife's Clio but wore out quickly on the front in summer/autumn etc.

The Kumho KH17 is a reasonable tyre, but the tread pattern is just straight lines and the compound is on the harder side.

I have winters on my Volvo and hand on heart I don't think they made any real difference last winter apart from being 40% more expensive than a normal tyre, that will be called a summer tyre in the US and perhaps in mainland Europe.

I does demand on amounts of snow though, if we got the levels of snow in the UK that you do in other places I may have a different opinion.

From what my old workmates say the London Ambulance Service is not putting on winter tyres this year, they did it last year for the first time ever and I don't think the cost could be justified, as they ended up leaving winter tyres on for the rest of the year, and nothing wears out faster than a winter tyre getting pushed hard in hotter temperatures. Holy shoulder wear Batman!
_________________________
14 Picanto 1.0 City 29k Shell Helix Pro AF 5w20 SN
07 Berlingo 1.4i 44k 10w40 Petronas
05 Picanto 1.1 LX 142k Magnatec 5w30 A5/B5 SN

Top
#2770396 - 10/12/12 07:15 AM Re: Summer tires in Winter? [Re: measureman]
Volvohead Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 3550
Loc: SE Pa
I've got a neighbor around the corner with a several year old CTS-V wagon still on the factory summer-only tires that he occasionally tracks. They are fairly worn last I checked. He tells me he runs them all year. I mentioned they're summer only rubber, which he ignored.

Last night it was 40 degrees. Tonight it's going down to 32.

Fortunately, his drive doesn't get too close to our property. Unfortunately, he's got a couple kids that he sometimes puts in the car.

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3