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Winter tyres fitted yet?

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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 16:47   #21
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Never used them, always drive to conditions, wet, dry, hot or cold. Never been stuck, never had a grip related incident.


Wow, setting myself up for a fall here ain't I?
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As I have said, I have all season tyres on my cars, works van however runs summer tyres all year round and I have never got stuck in it, snow or sheet ice included, maybe it being 5 tons is some thing to do with that but to my mind the biggest factor is the twin wheels on the rear axil and momentum.

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Our trucks at work came new with M+S tyres on them, the years have passed and now they're all shod with nice cheap remoulds on the drive axle. Now the question is do I want a harsh winter so we can all laugh at the management when we all get stuck, or a mild winter so I don't have to worry about getting stuck and not getting home?
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Our trucks at work came new with M+S tyres on them, the years have passed and now they're all shod with nice cheap remoulds on the drive axle. Now the question is do I want a harsh winter so we can all laugh at the management when we all get stuck, or a mild winter so I don't have to worry about getting stuck and not getting home?
Go with getting home every time.
Watching Ice Road Truckers and most of their trucks do not seem to have the multi snipes of winter tyres.

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Never used them, always drive to conditions, wet, dry, hot or cold. Never been stuck, never had a grip related incident.


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Picking up on what 'biggbn' says, do winter tyres work on black ice?

The two grip related incidents that I remember most happened in these conditions. There was literally nothing that I could do in either situation other than let the car have it's head and pray.

When I reached my destinations I learned that, on the first occasion, many others had been similarly affected with multiple accidents being reported locally, and, in the second, the police closed the M42 about 10 - 15 minutes later.

I'm very thankful that I no longer need to drive in such conditions, but have every sympathy for those who must.

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Go with getting home every time.
Watching Ice Road Truckers and most of their trucks do not seem to have the multi snipes of winter tyres.

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True, but they do have snow chains.
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Picking up on what 'biggbn' says, do winter tyres work on black ice?

The two grip related incidents that I remember most happened in these conditions. There was literally nothing that I could do in either situation other than let the car have it's head and pray.

When I reached my destinations I learned that, on the first occasion, many others had been similarly affected with multiple accidents being reported locally, and, in the second, the police closed the M42 about 10 - 15 minutes later.

I'm very thankful that I no longer need to drive in such conditions, but have every sympathy for those who must.

Regards, John.
Winter tyres probably have little benefit on black ice. There's only one answer for this -- studs. Unfortunately they are not allowed in the UK. In Sweden, I learnt first hand in a taxi how effective studs are in hard-packed snow/ice. The cars are driven as if the roads are 'normal'. At first it is frightening, then you simply relax and find it amazing.
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