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Drivers face no extra charge for winter tyres
Motorists keen to fit winter tyres for use over the coming months will face no extra charges on their car insurance, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
The winter months have proven a testing time for UK haulage drivers and other motorists in recent years with temperatures dropping and roads proving increasingly treacherous in December.
Winter tyres have proven an effective way to reduce the dangers of travelling in icy conditions.
However, some motorists have previously admitted confusion over whether they would face additional insurance charges if they decided to fit the winter compounds.
The ABI has now moved to combat these fears, by assuring and encouraging drivers to install winter tyres ahead of the busy Christmas season.
ABI director of general insurance Nick Starling issued a statement after recalling that "last tear cold weather came early and there was some uncertainty for customers.
"Insurers do not want to penalise motorists who take steps, like fitting winter tyres, to improve their safety on dangerous winter roads," he said.
The ABI currently represents 90 per cent of the car insurance market, providing a degree of reassurance for any drivers unsure of the rules.
Posted by Christine King