while driving a
(225/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
I bought these as my first ever set of winter tyres and fitted them to my BMW 320i Sport Auto.
As most of you will be aware the 3 series is about as much use in snow as an ashtray on a motorbike and over the years I have been of the same opinion and the 3 series has sat at the house and the Yaris has done sterling service.
Now the Yaris has gone and the replacement TT is not up to much in the slippery stuff so I decided to bit the bullet and go winters. WOW, what a transformation it has wrought on the BMW. On summer tyres I could not get back up my driveway let alone approach hilly roads. Not any more, just point the car in the direction you want to go, press the pedal and you are on your way. The tyres are superb in snow, on ice, on wet or dry roads are all in all confidence inspiring. To early to assess wear, only 500 miles covered, but at the price, if they last two Winters I will be very happy.
The driving experience is a bit dull as the feedback is not on a par with my 19inch Summer tyres but if you drive them in adverse conditions with the same care and attention as you would with Summer tyres you cannot go wrong, they are not rally tyres.
I will buy them again and have no hesitation in recommending them for UK Winter use.