WHY DO YOU NEED WINTER TYRES WHEN THE TYRES ON YOUR CAR ARE ALMOST BRAND NEW?
The 7 degree ‘C’ factor
Why do we need Winter tyres when our cars are fitted with good Summer tyres?
Simply because Summer tyres do not work and grip the road efficiently below 7 degrees C.
Winter tyres are designed to come into their own when the temperature drops below 7 degrees C.
They have a tread pattern and compound that is designed to provide grip in low temperatures when
poor conditions cause the performance of regular summer tyres to deteriorate. The construction
of a Winter tyre is designed to generate more grip with a tread compound that creates
better traction in cold & icy conditions.
Cost and Safety
The additional cost of winter tyres is more than offset by added safety when motoring during the
colder weather and additional lifespan of your Summer tyres when ‘rested’ during winter.