Inspired by another member on here I thought I'd post up this brand new guide on how to make your own winter tyres, it's dead easy, all you need are.
1. A few hours of your time
2. A sharp Stanley knife
Winter tyres work by using a design feature called a sipe to hold snow on to the tyre, because snow sticks to snow this gives you traction on snow covered roads.
You can easily make your own sipes with a Stanley Knife by slicing small incisions into the surface of your tyres.
Obviously you need to take great care not to sipe yourself as Stanley Knives are very dangerous, as can be evidenced by them being often used by hoodies to mug old ladies.
The incisions should be about a centimeter long by 1 mm wide and and look like this
In no time at all you will have all the safety of winter tyres.
In our tests the very best tyres to use for this are Accellera Phi, they are both cheap and easily modified to get the best from your winter driving.
Post back your experience of DIY sipes and let everyone know how easy it is to stanley knife your way to winter driving safety.