I am in the UK and we don't usually have a lot of snowfall. But sometimes the roads can be a little rough. I drive a 1.2L Mitsubishi Colt CZI and I haven't put the winter tyres yet.
My concern is the necessity of it. If I am driving such a small car and the weather is mostly like freezing winter with no guarateed hailing/snowing, do I really need to spend a fortune and get the tyres replaced for 5-6 months? I know that I need to probably drive a lot slower and using higher gear than normal driving to avoid any sudden loss of steering control (i.e. understeer/oversteer etc.). But given the car size I have, should it matter? Any advice is appreciated.