ABI confirms no higher premiums for winter tyres

Tyre in snow

The trade body highlighted that its members, who represent 90% of the motor insurance market, had confirmed that they will not charge any additional premium if winter tyres were fitted.

The commitment came with the caveat that the winter tyres met, and were fitted in accordance with, the vehicle manufacturers' specifications and were in a roadworthy condition.

However the ABI warned that some insurers may need to be informed the tyres had been fitted and that the commitment did not cover fitting

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