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Tyre legality?

Just found out 3 out of 4 tyres on the GTV are winter tyres,
so question is;
Is the car "legal" with 1 winter & 1 normal road tyre on the same axle?
I'm sure I read somewhere this is not allowed?
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In many European countries it's not allowed to run summer tyres in winter, etc, but there's no law for that in the UK.
Also there are laws in some countries regarding snow tyres. These are not the same as winter tyres but have studs in them.

I don't believe there's any legal issue running them, although you might get pulled up at your MOT if the tyres are different sizes, and performance might be suffering too.
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I am pretty sure it is legal, the only thing is winter tyres don't perform in wet or dry conditions as well as summer tyres, so you will have less grip.
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It must handle a bit wierdly. If money is tight look for some good matching depth part worn premium tyres. I must admit that if running at the right pressure tyres do make a huge difference to the car.
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