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Offline levissima

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Winter tyres
« on: November 08, 2017, 02:00:24 PM »
If you’ve not already done it,  now is the time to change to winter tyres.


Offline rometony

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2017, 10:47:26 PM »
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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 12:12:08 PM »
I know we have had many a discussion about this but I must say winter tyres are fantastic. The law that applies here should be applied in the UK IMO. If people new how good they are to drive on (only if you change all 4) I am sure more people would use them.
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 03:15:45 PM »
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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 10:27:40 AM »
I agree with VV that they make all the difference, not only in snow and ice but even when the ambient temperature drops below 7 degrees.
I was converted by a Finnish taxi driver on a journey through a winter wonderland who set a normal pace on non studded winter tyres. Now I wouldn't go through a winter without them in the UK. Just stick them in the back of the garage in spring and pay about £20 to refit them in November.
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Offline Grimsby Ranger

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2017, 05:44:14 PM »
Completely agree with VV and Venatore, they make a huge difference even just in wet conditions as Venatore says below 7 degC. And has been said many, many times........please change all 4.

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »
It looks more like we'll need snorkels and water wings this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if ilmeteo.it is correct in it's predictions.  :( I hope that all the newly repaired roads hold up.

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 11:24:04 AM »
It looks more like we'll need snorkels and water wings this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday if ilmeteo.it is correct in it's predictions.  :( I hope that all the newly repaired roads hold up.

Yep Wednesday (from early hours) looks really bad with very heavy rain all day and high winds  :(

Offline herbfinder

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 10:13:06 AM »
Can anyone suggest a garage, near Casoli where I can have Winter tyres fitted? Is it best to have all 4 replaced and will the garage store the Summer tyres?

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
We use a garage in Guarena (close to Casoli). I find his prices excellent and he stores our tyres, if he has the space I am sure he will store them for you. If you would like his number then please PM me or I can call him to get you a price, just send me your tyre size.
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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 10:45:37 AM »
I use a place in Lanciano. His prices are a bit more than the ones quoted above but he stores whichever tyres I'm not using. Incidentally has anyone tried all year tyres? A number of my Italian friends seem to have switched to them.
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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 03:41:35 PM »
I use All season tyres. Although I am mainly in the UK. I have found no problem driving in snow deep enough  that when I stopped and opened the door it pushed the snow away. I am not saying they are better than winter tyres but I get 35K out of them and find no difference winter or summer, rain of shine. I drive a 4X4. There are some good videos on U tube showing the difference between summer winter and all season.

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 09:54:22 PM »
I use a place in Lanciano. His prices are a bit more than the ones quoted above but he stores whichever tyres I'm not using. Incidentally has anyone tried all year tyres? A number of my Italian friends seem to have switched to them.

I've had the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons before and found them decent in snow for an all season tyre. Found a difference in fuel consumption when I went back to a summer tyre when travelling to and from the UK though, was running the Goodyear efficientgrip as a summer tyre.

Offline Red Mistral

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 12:54:40 AM »
I’ve bought winter and summer tyres from trovagomme.it and they were about €50 per tyre cheaper( I was paying up to €180). They deliver to your door, usually within a week. They sell all levels of tyre, from budget to premium.

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Re: Winter tyres
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 08:14:38 PM »
We fitted winter tyres to our 4x4 the first winter we were here (2013), intending to swap them for normal tyres when Spring arrived, but we decided that we did so few miles that it just wasn't worth having 2 sets on the go. The tyres on the Rav 4 are quite big, so quite expensive & it just wasn't worth having 2 lots, so they've been on ever since.

Others have commented on how good winter tyres are in cool / wet conditions but I've found the opposite. Ours are fine in the dry but have very little grip in that window when it's a bit damp / cool / greasy. Plus, how many days have they actually earned their stripes & seen us through snow? Once a year maybe? Twice at the most. I'm not sure it's worth it, legal position notwithstanding.
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