View Single Post
      12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #18
GeeRam's Avatar
United Kingdom

Drives: X5 40d SE
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: West London,UK

iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by ShocknAwe View Post
You can actually damage the compound permanently by running them in temps that are too low.
This is certainley the case if they are used for extended periods of times in constant low temps.
If the ambiant temp is constantly below 5-7degC for greater than 6-8 weeks or longer, then yes, the compound can be damaged.

My winter tyres are so much better in dry, sub 5degC temps than my summer tyres, that I wouldn't even consider running summers in winter, even here in the UK in a relatively mild winters.

I don't know why the OP is so obsessed with asking about wear rate of his summer tyres in low temps - seems an irrelevant question to me
2017 X5 4.0dSE ~ Atlas Cedar:Ind.Amaro Brown Merino&Piano Blk, Sport Auto, DHP, Comfort seats, Cold weather pack, HK audio, Electric towbar, Sun protection glass
SOLD - 2011 135i M-Sport Coupe DCT ~ The only Bluewater:Coral Red E82 135i in the UK.

The Weekend Toy1932 Ford 3 window Coupe, all steel, with a 383 SBC, a Tremec and a Quickchange