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Michelin winter tyres have been given the Which? brand seal of approval. In a recent press release, Michelin announced that their Michelin Alpin A4 has once again been affirmed as a ‘Best Buy’ in both the 14 and 16 inch sizes tested. The 165/70 R 14 Alpin A4 was described by Which? testers as: ‘The highest-scoring 14in winter tyre in our test. Best for handling and stability on dry roads and stopped in the shortest distance when braking on ice. Good fuel economy and a projected lifespan of 47,000 miles make it easily the most hard-wearing tyre on test.’
Malcolm Scovell, Commercial Director at Michelin, said: “The publication of this test, just ahead of the introduction of tyre labelling on 1 November, will hopefully help continue to raise awareness of the safety and mobility benefits of fitting cold weather tyres during the winter months.”
Michelin recommends that drivers fit cold weather tyres in the UK and Ireland during the winter months from October to March. In many European countries it is a legal requirement to change to cold weather tyres during this period, so it’s worth ordering them early to avoid getting stuck if the weather takes a turn for the worst.
As we have read a good many article offering advice on how to prepare our vans and cars for winter conditions, it’s good to know what other consumers think and which brands are rated more suitable. The Which? recommendations come from those who have actually used the products.
Michelin offers a range of cold weather tyres to suit all types of vehicles; The Michelin Alpin A4 is for city cars, MPVs and family cars, the Michelin Pilot Alpin is for high performance cars and sports vehicles, the Michelin Latitude Alpin is available for SUVs and 4X4s, and the Michelin Agilis Alpin for vans.
To find out more about Michelin winter tyres, please click here.