By Denna Bowman
Motorists who fitted winter tyres to their vehicles will be reaping the benefits without suffering insurance premium hikes, according to AA Insurance.
Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance explained: “Many more drivers have fitted winter tyres this year and that will be paying off – even conventional cars so fitted are less likely to lose traction on snow and ice than a 4×4 vehicle not so equipped.
“In addition, insurers don’t consider winter tyres to be a modification so car insurance premiums won’t be affected.”
According to AA Insurance the heavy snow fall over many parts of Britain on Friday brought in 182 car insurance claims by late afternoon, compared with the 129 average expected for the whole of a typical January Friday. Of those, approaching half (43%) are snow and ice related.
The most common claims are for tail-end crashes, especially at road junctions and roundabouts, followed by parked cars being hit by vehicles that are sliding out-of-control.
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