Product Awards 2013: Best Winter Tyres

We tested eight winter tyres to find out which tyres you should fit to get a grip when the temperatures plummet

Best Winter Tyres

Freezing temperatures lasted almost until Easter this year, so the question is no longer 'should I fit winter tyres' but 'which winter tyres should I fit'?

We have the answer here, after two weeks' testing - first in the frozen north of Sweden and then in the cold and wet of northern Germany.

As with our test of summer tyres, we looked at the big-selling 205/55R16 size across 12 disciplines.

We also assessed a summer tyre to see how it compared with the winter designs - and it didn't fare nearly as well in our tough tests.

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