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Apr 25, 2016
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I know the subject of tyres is a very personal choice, but thought I would ask for some guidance.
Have been up to see our new Van on the build line today at Consort, as they had an open day.
Our new van has been fitted with Continentals, which I had on our last van, and found them to be ok. Prior to that we had Michelin Camper tyres, which I hated! What a horrible ride compared to the Continentals.
Am thinking about getting some winter tyres fitted, as will be picking the Van up in December and plan to use it through the winter months.
My technical knowledge on tyres is zero, so would appreciate peoples views as follows
1. is it worth getting a set of winter tyres and then a set of summer tyres, and alternate them between winter and summer. As we plan to keep the Van long term, the additional initial outlay would balance itself out.
2. if the answer to one above is yes, what do people recommend? Is it worth comming away from Camper tyres and looking at correctly rated Van tyres?
3. Where do the Continentials fit in, ie, are they a good all round tyre?

i understand that there is not a right or wrong way to go, but value funsters experiences with different makes of tyres.
Many thanks.
 

Stealaway

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I am just about to swop my Michelins for Continentals after three years and 24K mile.
I preferred the Conti's for ride and grip on my previous van.
I cant help with winter tyres as I take the van of the road from November to April
 
Apr 3, 2019
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Buy a set of all season tyres and flog the Continentals. Would be cheaper that buying another set of Wheels & tyres and save the grief of swapping twice a year. Found Continentals poor on muddy fields as were eth Michelin Agilis.
Just fitted Michelin Cross Climates to my van and sold the Michelin Agilis that were on it to a member on here.
 
Apr 3, 2018
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I am in favour of ALL Season tyres.. I currently run Cross Climates on my van..
However a lot of cars manufactures, mainly 4X4 Variants, fit winter tyres because they have a more rugged thread pattern more suited to the look of an off roaders.
My current Panda 4x4 has winter tyres fitted new by a Fiat as did my Volvo XC90.
So IMV you only need winter tyres and no need to swap to summer tyres in summer.. Winter tyres are more than adequate for summer... the exact same way you probably have run summer tyres in winter... not ideal but our climate does not warrant both winter and summer tyres.
Therefore I believe winter tyres in UK summer is preferable to summer tyres in UK winter.
NOTE if venturing abroad the rules change..
 
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Stealaway

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I was asking because if it’s just the UK, we have longer winter conditions than summer
We always go to Europe for five weeks in April and October
I sorn the van between November and April so we are never traveling in winter.

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