Imho, there's a subtle difference between what manufacturers say you shouldn't do and what the law says you mustn't do. I think if your tread is ok you have complied with the requirement of the law. If it was any other way, a car taken for MOT in the winter found not to have winter tyres would automatically fail and I've never heard of that.Barnaclebob wrote: ↑Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:06 amI agree with you T Roo and I think what you say is true. However, if tyre manufacturers are stating that their summer tyres shouldn’t be used below +5 degC, and you’re involved in an accident when the temperature is below this, what would be the position of the police when they do their accident investigation? They always maintain the position of “ignorance is no defence in the face of the law”...
Further, with this subject in mind, I went on line to find a winter or all season tyre suitable for the 18” wheel fitted to the T-Roc... there aren’t any! WTF!
Manufacturers are, I suppose, guarding against claims for accident damage that might be leveled against them if they don't provide guidance that enables you to decide on the possible limitations of the product. In other words, you're road legal but don't go crying to them if you use your car in conditions they have warned you about as they may resist your claim with their guidance as their defence.
IANAL though; it's just my view