Winter tyres and insurance
As winter tyres are not mandatory in the UK, there have been examples in the past of insurance companies adding a premium for users running winter tyres. This point has been regulated by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). They issued a statement signed by several insurers who have agreed not to apply a premium or change your cover if you fit winter tyres.Nevertheless, it is strongly advised to give your insurer a courtesy call to inform them that you are running winter tyres.
One last tip for the trip
If you want to avoid any trouble with your insurer, make sure that your winter tyres are correctly fitted according to your vehicle’s specification.SEE MORE ADVICES