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Winter Tyres.
I've been strongly advised to get winteer tyres on my Bingo as, allegedly, they are hopeless in poor conditions...:S

So just spoken to my local McConechy's Tyres who have quoted me on a Goodyear Ultragrip 8 tyre.

Has anyone had, got or getting winter tyres this year and does anyone know what these Goodyear ones are like?


Shop around before you buy there can be a massive price difference.
I got a set for £72 each.
I got winter tyres last year for the first time and mine are goodyear Ultragrip 7.

I bought mine part worn and they were £100 fitted for 4 with loads of grip left.

I had a thread last year and some photo's of them:


However, last years weather was rather tame, so I didn't get too much chance to test them out!!
(22-11-2012, 03:28 PM)philip Wrote:  Shop around before you buy there can be a massive price difference.
I got a set for £72 each.

Been quoted £64.44 each fully fitted for the Ultragrip8 ones. Mind you ATS are advertising Riken ones for £47.99 fully fitted....
Hopeless? -I think that is really only an allegation -perhaps with an alterior motive...

No-one who has bought a set of winter tyres is ever going to admit they didnt actually need them.

Ive had 3 Blingo's and they've all stuck to the blacktop like proverbial to a blanket on OEM Michelin Energy Savers.
They only time I've ever had sphincter shinking moments is on a muddy down hill slope in a field and on hard packed refrozen snow-neither of which being what road tyres were designed for.

There is a difference between true "M+S" and "Winter " tyres -my experiences prove the latter really arent worth the bother unless you needed immediate replacements anyway

Boys and their toys-the tyre industry would try to sell sand to ragheads (bait) if they got them beleiving they needed it.
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Thanks for that link Tucker, as my two front tyres are needing replacement soon I was considering getting some winter tyres to put on my steel wheels instead, and sort out some summer tyres next year.

I guess you get what you pay for when it comes to tyres, I've noticed a lot of the ones on Ebay are "remoulds" which I'm not particularly willing to try, but a decent set of part-worns from Michelin etc sound slike a good compromise.
I've never felt the need for winter tyres, I just drive in accordance to the conditions Wink

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The handbook for our 'lingo says that if you fit Winter tyres you should fit a different set of wheel bolts, no doubt available from your Citroen dealer in exchange for many beer tokens.
Don't ask me why - I'm not a mechanical engineer. Could give some wriggle room for some eagle-eyed insurance assessor/loss adjuster though when they've hauled the last mortal remains of your beloved Berlingo out of the hedge..."Awfully sorry Sir, we won't be able to honour any claim - I see you have incompatible wheelbolts for that type of tyre".
Insurance companies are becoming ever more picky and savvy about after market mods to vehicles, and if they can see a way out of coughing up they will.

My ten-penn'orth.....
'56 Multispace 1.6HDi - Iron Grey
I've had my Berli two years now and have driven on local roads in a variety of conditions ranging from fresh snow, packed snow, packed snow/ice and black ice. Using both the stock Michelin Energy Savers and the Continental TS 830s I bought. Under local conditions I wouldn't have gotten very far with the summer tyres. They slip and slide a lot. With the winter tyres I get up my hill to my garage. With the summer tyres I skid to a stop on the side of the road and leave the car there. To me winter tyres are worth it.
2010 Berlingo Multispace HDi 110 with FAP.  Persamos green.

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Yeah I don't think hopeless is acurate for describing the berlingo in winter generally at all.

I've not had any real problems with it in 8 years except 2 years ago when it was particularly bad and we had snow and ice for about 6 weeks solid. Everyone in my area was in the same boat. I got stuck a few times and with it being a bit hilly, it pursuaded me to give winter, well M&S tyres, a crack.

The Ultragrips seems a decent tyre.

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