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Old 23-11-2016, 04:17 PM   #31
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In the small print of my PCP terms and conditions I need to fit MO tyres.
Don't think my insurance small print included this.
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Old 23-11-2016, 04:18 PM   #32
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The reason new tyres are advised on the rear wheels is to ensure that any imbalance of grip produced by the new tyres results in the vehicle understeering which is considered safer than oversteering into a possible spin.

Oversteer is much more fun though. Understeer is no fun at all.
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Old 29-11-2016, 08:38 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by markjay View Post
Presumably following the backlash over increased premiums for winter tyres, they are now (sensibly) looking only at different/larger wheels but not tyres...

On a related note, the need to notify the insurer regarding modification is one thing, but the driver is still responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is safe and roadworthy at all times. The fact that the insurer is not interested in tyres does not give drivers a carte blanche to fit whatever tyres they wish... in the event of a claim, having incorrect tyres fitted to the vehicle can in principle be used by the insurer to avoid pay-out if they can convince that the car was unsafe or not roadworthy (though they will probably require something more substantial than an increase from 285 to 295).
That makes sense...
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