Driving a BMW in the winter

I had often heard that BMW’s are not very good in wet and icy conditions but I didn’t realise quite how bad they could be until I owned one through winter.

There are a number of factors that can cause a car to underperform in wintery conditions and if you have a car that struggles in the wet, then you may want to consider the points below. Rear wheel drive cars are often worse in the winter than front or four wheel drive vehicles. This is something to consider when making you initial purchase. Tyres have a great effect on a cars handling ability, the condition, make and inflation of a tyre can all be factors that effect the handing of the vehicle and a tyre specialist should be able to advise you accordingly.

Weight distribution can make a significant difference is how a car performs. If you have a rear wheel front engine car then you ideally want to add more weight over the back wheels to balance it out and improve traction.