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From the North Pole to Nether Alderley

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By motoring journalist, John Swift…


 

In all my years as a motoring journalist few things have been so graphically demonstrated to me as the benefit of winter tyres when I drove a standard Ford Mondeo up to Lapland in the Arctic Circle.

The Mondeo was exactly as it left the factory, save for one critical difference – it was fitted with winter rubber.

We drove in deep freeze conditions, way south of minus 20 Celsius, and many of the diesel cars in our little convoy broke down, if they weren’t using a special winter additive, their fuel quite simply turned to wax.

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Article sponsored by Swansway Motor Group


 

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