Van winter tyres - which are best?

I have a three year old Ford Transit and am thinking about whether to fit winter tyres. Is it worth the extra cost and when would I need to fit them?

Asked on 5 January 2015 by Jim G

Answered by Dan Powell
Winter tyres can offer lots of benefits, with reduced stopping distances in cold weather and protection against aquaplaning being the big plus points. Both of which are useful if your van is fully loaded and the weather is treacherous.

However, we’d recommend fitting all weather tyres, like the Goodyear Cargo Vector 2. Not only will they offer protection against the elements, but they’re also designed for long life and will not wear out as quickly as your standard winter tyre.
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