I Have Toyo nano energy fitted ?But looking at this I'd wonder why you'd fit a gutter seeker when 4 Toyos would be just over 20 quid more that's literally fractions of a penny over the tyre life.
correctPersonally I’d go for the tyre that has the best wet weather performance. Mainly because it rains a lot more than it snows and most tyres will be good enough in the dry.
I Have Toyo nano energy fitted ?
If you phone around you should be able to in the £45-48 each bracket
Depends what you call winters.I ran the winters on the Panda through two summers, in an attempt to wear them out before they age hardened. Noticeable difference to the summers, but not dangerous.
As said by Koalar will depend on the brand.The scare that winter tyres will disintegrate in summer is nonsense. They will feel a little squidgy at times, on the hottest days, so do not suit anyone requiring sporty performance, but for the majority of us, we'd not notice. I ran the winters on the Panda through two summers, in an attempt to wear them out before they age hardened. Noticeable difference to the summers, but not dangerous.
Many supermarket vans run winters all year round without issue, but are now moving to all-seasons. A RWD Sprinter van goes nowhere in snow on summers, but the same van on winters is amazingly competent.
Nothing to do with what I call winters. It is what the tyre manufacturer calls them. Not me. You can call them whatever you like, that changes nothing.Depends what you call winters.
Some winters are similar to a summer just on a different compound. I would call them all season and are fine all year
You can’t run mine at all on a dry hot road. Each block is designed to move around and warm up.
Looking at the tread on some winters just appear to be stupid to me. Anything designed to squeeze water out will compact slush until you are running ice on ice
Worst still is the testing. Great if you live in the alps. Here in the UK we rarely get dry powder that fall out of the treads. Wet sticky snow or icy slush is what I normally see.
Just as not all summer tyres tyres the same
Not all winter tyres are the same.
Not on mineNothing to do with what I call winters. It is what the tyre manufacturer calls them. Not me. You can call them whatever you like, that changes nothing.
The tread blocks are designed to hold snow, as Steven says, snow sticks to snow, better than rubber does.
Very much depends on the brand, car and size.Interesting comparison today.
The 500c is on winter tyres that are reaching the end of their life and was incredibly grippy.
My Mercedes is on practically new all-season tyres and they weren’t even close to performing as well as the well worn winter tyres.
To provide a little more info for comparison;
We had between 2 and 3 inches of snow.
The Fiat is on 175/65/14 Pirelli Winter Response tyres.
Mercedes is on 185/65/15 Vredestein Quatrac All Seasons.
The Mercedes weighs 200kg more than the Fiat and is RWD.
I choose the Vredestein for it’s wet weather performance because that’s what we generally have to deal with.
I knew the Mercedes being RWD and on all season tyres wouldn’t be brilliant, but was very surprised the 500 with FWD and worn winter tyres would still be so much better.
The 500 dealt with the steep hills we have around here with ease. In fact the street we live in is quite steep and a number of residents couldn’t get back up it with normal tyres.