I passed a couple of gritters going in the opposite direction on my way home tonight. Yes one pebble dashed my 75 and yes I had just polished it on Sunday I live on top of the Pennines and we normally get snow every year but last winter like most of the U.K. we were hammered pretty hard by it. I hate to say anything negative about the 75 but I've found it to be useless in the snow. Now with all the talk of another polar winter on TV and in the papers it's got me wondering if I should get some winter tyres. Can anyone out there recommend them or are they just a marketing gimmick? I don't want to have to ditch my motor at the side of the road again and then worry all night about other cars sliding into it!