Top motoring expert Quentin Willson has offered readers of his Sunday Mirror column advice about fitting two new tyres to the front or rear of the car.
Gwyneth Jones, from Cardiff, asked: “I’ve had two new tyres put on the front of my 57-reg VW Golf. I left the rears because they are still legal but my husband says the car feels funny in the rain. Should I get them changed?”
Quentin’s advice had a real sense of urgency – especially with the UK weather set to take a turn for the worse, which will have an adverse effect on road conditions.
He warned: “You’re dicing with death. If you change two tyres always put the new ones on the back, whether your car is rear or front-wheel drive. Having lots of tread on the front and little on the rear means you’ll get lift-off oversteer when going around corners, which can get very nasty in wet weather. Get the new fronts put on the rear as soon as possible or, better still, get two new ones for the rear. Your email may have saved your life!”
Denna Bowman, Head Office