A flurry of letters about snow tyres appeared in the Telegraph yesterday, with readers offering their views and advice.
One reader wrote:
“SIR – During several years living in Montreal, I had on my garage wall a set of four wheels equipped with winter tyres. Each November, it only took an hour or so to put them on my car, and I removed them the following April. Warren Page, Reading, Berkshire.”
While a second reader wrote:
“SIR – Why do we expect councils to be equipped for the snow and ice, when we are not equipping ourselves for snowy conditions? Anybody who has driven a vehicle with snow tyres on knows how well they grip and they actually fluff the snow up instead of making it smooth and icy as our tyres do. The reason we don’t have snow tyres is quite simple, we don’t think it is worth it, so why do we think the councils should invest in all the equipment? Nicholas Watts, Spalding, Lincolnshire.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office