Yes, that's basically what I did. Although my 220d came shod with 235/60R18 summer tyres and didn't display any of the tyre skipping characteristics through the whole of last winter, I still took up the swop offer last June with 6000 miles on the OEM rubber. I would have hung on for a few more months but then it would have been colder and may have had a harder time making a claim on a non-crabbing car. You also get your old tyres back so you can have the option of running summer tyres during the warmer months should you so desire.However this could work to my advantage as I can use the summer tyres (revised compound or not) till next winter then get a set of all-season tyres fitted.
I can see the compound changing as the M01 is a special compound for AMG vehicles and the same tyre can be offered but tweaked for a manufacturer.My tyres are M01, not sure about build date. There is no way Michelin would change the compound on one of its best selling summer tyres because MB have issues in the winter with their 4matic system.
As for the Nokian, they would still have to be approved by MB before dealer can fit, do you know the speed rating of them?.
I would also be happy with these if authorised and paid for by MB and as you say acceptable to insurance company. They can't be any worse than what I have fitted now.I know only V rated but Camskill have Pirelli Scorpion Verde all season tyres in stock. 255/50/19V £155, 235/55/19V £127. I'd be happy with these on my GLC 43 as long as MB and the insurance company were ok with it.
Thanks for the info, however I’m really confused now. I’ve just called AMG back and they have been equally evasive saying that the car would need to be inspected by the dealer if it does suffer from crabbing and then tyres ordered. I explained that I had been told by the dealer that if my car does not have the revised compound (regardless of crabbing or not) then they would look to change them, he said that was correct.Dealership service manager has just phoned and there is NO solution for the 43 19/20 tyres, he has spoken to customer services this morning and that is definite.
The information they have given you is for other models of the GLC and is correct but not for the 43.
Hope this clarifies things.
Car started crabbing in September and has got progressively worse, to the point where if you have a passenger and have to pull out of a parking space on full or nearly full lock it is embarrassing.