Well, it is the factor. How do you think German taxis get around in Germany with zero problems in winter? Goes down to idiocy and lack of driving education. Some think full power will get them out of trouble. There's no need for winter tyres. Just get a set of Michelin CrossClimates and leave them on all year round. They transform the ride and steering feel, reduces road noise, no penalty in fuel economy, tyres last about 25,000 miles, excellent in mud and as good as full winter tyres in snow. You're part of the problem then! The amount of 4x4s I see with low-profile tyres/wrong tyres going nowhere last week was incredible.
Could be ... if not I’ll guess I’ll get a cab.
Winter's over then? :/
Yep my Merc was parked up for two days but for the other 363 days this year I’m a smug git driving a wonderful motor ;)