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Dan1971

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Scottish Borders
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E class estate
New member based in Scottish Borders.

Love forums. Nothing like them for helping people out.

Bought a 2018 E Class AMG line premium estate a few months back. Loving it but the recent very cold weather has pushed me towards getting some spare alloys shod in winter tyres and where better to source them than a forum.
 
Welcome to MBClub and congratulations on your new car 👍🏻
 
Hello and welcome
 
New member based in Scottish Borders.

Love forums. Nothing like them for helping people out.

Bought a 2018 E Class AMG line premium estate a few months back. Loving it but the recent very cold weather has pushed me towards getting some spare alloys shod in winter tyres and where better to source them than a forum.
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Welcome

Prior to us buyign a brand new GLE in 2016 - I'd been a C class man since 2003.
We moved in 2009 to a close in greater London. I never noted the slight slople leading to the top of the close where we live until 2010 snow fall - as we left work about 4-ish, it snowed like nothing I'd seen for years - got near home and nearly got stuck on a gradient start stop traffic in my C class Avantgarde that has wider wheels to the back and low profile/summer tyres - managed to get home and I though I'd stop and drive in even more gently to avoid clashing with the hedge on one side of the drive and tree on the other - that was it car woul not move - two people tried to push the car no joy - revered down close and manged to park car on main road and did so for 2 days - the snow stopped a couple of days but there was so much that side raods and cul-de-sacs/closes were never gritted and they were skate rinks and no rear wheel auto was able to us

That is until I had put on the back 2 winter contact Continetals - the car gripped better than one of our children big 4x4's

I kept the tyres on until they were worn out

I recommend you put on winter tyres on your current rims from Dec until the start of April and then revert back to the others - costing you about 50/60 quid to change?

NB - do phone your insurance co and tell them - I was with Aviva at the time I think - told them, no surcharge.

Good luck
 
Winter tyres are not classified as a mod and therefore do not needed to be declared provided that the tyres are roadworthy and have been fitted in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and in specified size.

 

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