Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 01/22/2014


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Dunlop Sport Blu Response 195/65 R15

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Latium
Latium
Me too, two punctures ;¬(
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
The rear tyres and the spare tyre had to be replaced, because they were worn and too old. The front tyres were not so old, but I prefer to have the same tyres on all wheels, so I had new tyres on the front too. I've heard that In France you must have the same tyres on an axle.

These Dunlops were not expensive and had very good reviews and ratings. They are not winter tyres, but I don't drive much in cold weather.
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
It's a wise idea to have the same tyres on all wheels.

I took our car to a very helpful place in Rochechouart and he checked all the tyres, replaced three and rotated all five at a very reasonable cost.

Dunno about the same tyres on each axle, must look. although the chap knew what he was about so...

As to winter driving, I too don't drive much either, but our car needs replacing and as we are not yet sure how severe the weathers are here from experience, am toying with the idea of having a 4x4.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Maybe a Citroën:

Automuseum von Fritz B. Busch – 1963 Citroën 2cv Sahara 4x4

Winter tyres should help a lot with driving in the snow, even if you don't have a 4x4. The only drawback is that winter tyres cannot be used in the summer, so you have to change tyres in Spring and Autumn.
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
How about summer tyres for all year, but put snow chains on if the weather is severe?
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Snow chains can only be used on roads which are covered by a thick layer of snow. Winter tyres can be used on snow and on cleared roads. The rubber doesn't harden in low temperatures (below 7ºC) and the thread pattern helps with driving in the snow. In Germany and Austria they are obligatory in winter, but they have more serious winters. The climate in the Limousin might be too temperate, being so close to the sea.
3 years ago.
Latium has replied to Michiel 2005
Obviously we have no first hand experience of Limousin winters, however we are assured by the locals that temperatures can fall to -20 C and lower, and snow can be very deep.

So whilst the weather is very mild and relatively warm for the time of year, we think it is an anomaly and it is prudent to be prepared, hence the new generator in the garage ;¬)

A 4x4 seems to cover most contingencies, but it does beg the question of whether it is necessary for one to venture out if the weather is so severe, unless one is already out and trying to get home of course, or if there is an emergency and one needs to get out.

Thanks very much for the information, as ever you are most kind and helpful ;¬)
3 years ago.