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 Posted: Wed Oct 19th, 2011 10:32 pm
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castrolrob wrote:

btw, owning a 4x4 doesent qualify!! them chelsea tractor owners who have road tires fitted, and only go offroad  when dropping off their offspring to skool.:P  

 
yeah,some of them puddles on the school run can be absolutely treacherous:shock:4x4 is essential....how did we ever make it to school on shanks pony?

yeah, " shanks pony". one of those few things we have managed to keep for all these years, still needs to be exercised on a regular basis though?;)

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btw, owning a 4x4 doesent qualify!! them chelsea tractor owners who have road tires fitted, and only go offroad  when dropping off their offspring to skool.:P  

 
yeah,some of them puddles on the school run can be absolutely treacherous:shock:4x4 is essential....how did we ever make it to school on shanks pony?

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has anyone encountered snow tyres that are provided with an owner who knows how to drive in snow yet?the best ones in the world wont eliminate the majority of pisspoor twats that are our main problem.teach people how to drive in adverse conditions instead.that way you might be able to drive uphill without finding half a dozen tossers have already blocked it for you.i dont have a 4x4,i dont have snow tyres,the normal conditions in this country dont require either but i do have to travel up a 1 in 7 hill.if no twats blocked it then i can get home fine.9 times out of 10 however its blocked up with bellends with the driving ability of a used condom.snow tyres wont get me home under those conditions......





Sounds like it's time for a " Bob school of adverse weather motoring" .
Could be a nice earner in the coming months... :D

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castrolrob wrote: has anyone encountered snow tyres that are provided with an owner who knows how to drive in snow yet?the best ones in the world wont eliminate the majority of pisspoor twats that are our main problem.teach people how to drive in adverse conditions instead.that way you might be able to drive uphill without finding half a dozen tossers have already blocked it for you.i dont have a 4x4,i dont have snow tyres,the normal conditions in this country dont require either but i do have to travel up a 1 in 7 hill.if no twats blocked it then i can get home fine.9 times out of 10 however its blocked up with bellends with the driving ability of a used condom.snow tyres wont get me home under those conditions......


nice one rob,

trouble is the tyres they, the owners, have fitted are not designed for adverse conditions, so some, owners who choose to have them fitted may find a little more grip?i have to agree with your teaching/instruction of how to drive in adverse conditions, should be taken into consideration, maybye the future reflects the past? back when snow in this country was regular, and when my old man had a set of snow chains?;)

btw, owning a 4x4 doesent qualify!! them chelsea tractor owners who have road tires fitted, and only go offroad  when dropping off their offspring to skool.:P  

 

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has anyone encountered snow tyres that are provided with an owner who knows how to drive in snow yet?the best ones in the world wont eliminate the majority of pisspoor twats that are our main problem.teach people how to drive in adverse conditions instead.that way you might be able to drive uphill without finding half a dozen tossers have already blocked it for you.i dont have a 4x4,i dont have snow tyres,the normal conditions in this country dont require either but i do have to travel up a 1 in 7 hill.if no twats blocked it then i can get home fine.9 times out of 10 however its blocked up with bellends with the driving ability of a used condom.snow tyres wont get me home under those conditions......

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Have just been reading about winter tyres on the conti web site, it seems like a mandatory fitment in eu http://conti-central.co.uk/winter-tyres/

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kit1958 wrote: I have just bought 2 s/h wheels with a view to fitting winter tyres on them ready to use when needed :)

nice one kit,;)

trouble is, kev`s not going to bother and he Will be blocking your street!:shock: LOL!:P

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I have just bought 2 s/h wheels with a view to fitting winter tyres on them ready to use when needed :)

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Also the major tyre supplier in our area will not accept winter tyres back for credit so they are purchased as required

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kev1975 wrote: the thing with winter tyres is nobody is interested until it snows , then they panic buy & the price goes up .
my brother runs a tyre dealership & they had stock of snow tyres last winter , snow fell & they sold the lot , the phone was ringing all the time with people wanting snow tyres .
then the price went up & then finally the supplier was sold out , so its a case of buy them & pray for snow .:D


or, We, like three of the major tyre manufactureres, "sponsoring" tv programmes try to educate "joe public",

the price has already gone up!!;)


joe public not usually interested until they have lots of trouble getting out their street :shock:

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kev1975 wrote: the thing with winter tyres is nobody is interested until it snows , then they panic buy & the price goes up .
my brother runs a tyre dealership & they had stock of snow tyres last winter , snow fell & they sold the lot , the phone was ringing all the time with people wanting snow tyres .
then the price went up & then finally the supplier was sold out , so its a case of buy them & pray for snow .:D


or, We, like three of the major tyre manufactureres, "sponsoring" tv programmes try to educate "joe public",

the price has already gone up!!;)

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the thing with winter tyres is nobody is interested until it snows , then they panic buy & the price goes up .
my brother runs a tyre dealership & they had stock of snow tyres last winter , snow fell & they sold the lot , the phone was ringing all the time with people wanting snow tyres .
then the price went up & then finally the supplier was sold out , so its a case of buy them & pray for snow .:D

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There doesn't seem to be much interest in them,with the cost versus how often you need to use them in this country.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 4th, 2011 11:33 pm
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Hi All,

Has anyone else considered stocking a few of these and promoting them to increase their turnover, and whilst in the process improve road safety?;)

Or, Is This an Opportunity Lost?:?

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