With winter on its way, you might ask yourself as a driver – should I consider getting more suitable tyres for the cold weather? Winter tyres are designed to offer maximum grip in cold conditions, such as rain, ice and snow. They have a softer compound and deeper tread, which helps improve contact with the road.
You can tell a winter tyre from normal tyres by the snowflake emblem on the sidewall. The supplier you buy your winter tyres from should also fit them for you. Winter tyres work best at temperatures below 7 degrees celsius. Without question, they outdo normal tyres when it comes to traction, cornering grip and braking in cold weather conditions – even if there isn’t any snow or ice.
The cost of winter tyres will depend on your car and the size of its wheels, but they are generally more expensive than normal tyres, as you would expect. That said, they may well be worth investing in as they offer additional safety and peace of mind!
Safe driving from Britannia!