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Winter tyres

Postby james butler » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:25 pm

If you use winter tyres are you supposed to inform your insurance company?


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby the edmundator » Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:09 pm

No.


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby james butler » Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:15 pm

cheers ed,

given the weather forecast i really want to get them on asap!


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby the edmundator » Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:18 pm

What's happening in Birmingham, then? Next few days it looks like continuing to be wet and mild round here.


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby james butler » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:43 pm

the weather forcast was supposedly very cold and icy next week with the possibilty of some snow.
to be fair the winter tyes have been a good luck charm as i bought them 2 years ago and we havent had snow the last 2 winters.
but they do make quite a big difference handling wise in the wet/icy cold weather.


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby mark1gls » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:34 pm

I think there is a couple of companies which need to know you have fitted winter tyres, there's a list on this thread.
http://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php ... s&kfs71=60


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Re: Winter tyres

Postby Nate » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:51 pm

A few years back there were reports of insurers not paying out as they viewed the tyres as a non standard part. It's not always possible to get winter tyres with a high enough speed rating, which isn't considered an issue - it is assumed you will be driving slower in the snow.

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Re: Winter tyres

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