Are winter tyres worth it?

05 December 2017 / Lindleys Autocentres

Here at Lindleys Autocentres we believe that road safety is the most important factor of driving. As the weather becomes increasingly colder and with Christmas approaching, the last thing you need is a problem with your car. One of the many questions we regularly get asked is whether winter tyres are any good?

Winter tyres may seem an unnecessary cost in the UK as we don’t suffer from the severe cold weather like alot of countries do. However, you should actually change your tyres to winter tyres as soon as the weather starts to drop below 7 degrees celsius. There are millions of road accidents every winter proving just how important it is that you take the weather conditions seriously.

You may want to know what the advantage of winter tyres are before you buy them so we have put our top 3 reasons to why you should invest in winter tyres this year.

Reason 1: Winter tyres provide better grip on road surfaces during the cold temperature. The softer, rubber compound used allows the tyres to stay supple at lower temperatures whereas summer tyres can often become stiff.

Reason 2: There is enhanced safety in winter conditions when you purchase winter tyres. The ability to drive on snow and ice becomes easier, but also the tyres are designed to deal with wet conditions and can help prevent skidding.

Reason 3: The tread pattern on winter tyres allows for superior braking capabilities. They are designed with extra sipes which provides better grip on the road as well as ice and snow.

Here are some other questions you may want to ask yourself before purchasing winter tyres.

Consider your location - If you are based in the countryside the road conditions are likely to be worse than in the city areas meaning winter tyres are more necessary to you.

Should you get two or four winter tyres fitted? It is important that if you are getting your tyres changed, to get all four changed. Having only two changes might damage the stability of your car.

Here at Lindleys Autocentres, we stock a range of winter tyres in our garages across Nottingham for your winter driving convenience. Contact us to book your tyre fitting service, we look forward to hearing from you.



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