Winter Tyres

Why buy Winter Tyres?

Winter tyres are made from a special compound which is better adapted to cold weather. In colder temperatures the compound in normal tyres stiffened up the and becomes less responsive.

Winter tyres are made from a type of rubber with a high silica content, this makes the tyres more flexible in cold weather-particularly below 7° C.

Regular tyres or, summer tyres have a compound which has relatively hard.  This type of compound softens in the warm weather to provide good grip and excellent response. However, as the weather gets colder regular tyres can struggle to maintain grip.

Winter tyres could better be described as ‘cold weather tyres’ and perform well in cold weather and have additional tread patterns cut into the blocks to help to provide more grip in icy or snowy  conditions.

Vehicles and fitted and winter tyres should provide more grip and be less prone to skidding in adverse weather conditions.

You can have winter tyres fitted to your rims and store your normal tyres until summer.  Alternatively, you can buy a set of additional wheels for your winter tyres to make switching tyres more convenient.

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