winter

  • Nokian Tyres introduces world's first non-studded winter tyre with deployable studs [video]

    Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has revealed the world's first non-studded winter tyre with studs as part of the 80th anniversary of the winter tyre. This revolutionary concept tyre with unique stud technology gives a hint of the things to come in the future. Basically… Continue reading »

  • Volkswagen Snowareg based on the Touareg V8 TDI

    Volkswagen Sweden has created a one-off ultimate winter vehicle, dubbed Snowareg to conquer the country’s harsh winters. Based on the 4.2-litre V8 TDI Touareg with 340bhp and 800 Nm of torque, the Snowareg features a rubber track conversion system from Minnesota company Mattracks. Because of… Continue reading »

  • Winter Tyres - Plan for Next Winter

    As the winter season in the UK draws to a close its time to remember what we had to deal with this winter and how we can be better prepared next winter. The heavy snow that came in November and December again showed that UK… Continue reading »

  • Frosted Windscreen Fears For Motorists

    Would you drive with your eyes closed? Of course you wouldn't, that'd be silly. But many admit to driving partially blind first thing in the morning or at night when it’s frosty. Often they will travel more than a mile before they can see clearly.… Continue reading »

  • Toyota's Winter Tyre Trial

    Some say winter tyres are big softies. This isn't entirely untrue, as winter tyres have a rubber compound formulated to maintain performance at low temperatures, so braking and active safety systems, like traction control, are not compromised. In some countries, Germany for example, they are… Continue reading »

  • Winter of Discontent: Snow Driving Tips

    You don't have to go to the lengths taken by the owner of the Model T Ford above to drive in winter but it's worth taking the following tips from the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motoring). Peter Rodger, the IAM's Chief Examiner says, “Bad weather… Continue reading »