Re: Winter Tyres
Originally Posted by Longdogs
I only asked because I have always wondered why we don't use tyres like that here - all year. Even brand new tyres here always seem a bit too smooth to me. I'm sure they were chunkier years ago.
I must admit when I lived in the UK I always wanted to fit Dunlop Town and Country tyres to my cars but could never justify the expense.
When my brother (from Macclesfield) was visiting he seemed concerned about the tyres in the rain but I have never noticed anything untoward about them in the wet.
Years ago I had a Mitsubishi Starwagon as a family vehicle it was originally fitted with Bridgestone 5 ply car tyres (I think that was right) which, when it came to replace, were very expensive. The tyre dealer suggested truck tyres as they were less than half the price The Starwagon is just an 8 seater van.
The truck tyres were fine but they did have a habit of squealing when cornering and the ride was a bit harder.
That photo was taken when I was getting ready to sell it 17 years after I bought it (new in 1990) when all my kids were independent - quite funny seeing the old rego sticker in the window.