What’s the deal with winter tyres? Is there much of a difference and why invest in a set of winter tyres?
We all know that the UK long range and even short range weather forecasts can be unpredictable and that cold weather can creep up on us without warning! Some winters being very harsh with below freezing temperatures and others mild without a spec of snow!
Winter weather can and often does catch us unawares with ice, snow and anything in between. The main thing to be aware of is that winter weather can bring with it treacherous and hazardous driving conditions with an increased likelihood of road accidents.
Also, when the weather turns wintery, it can leave some people stranded if they live in isolated areas and road conditions elsewhere can be unpredictable.
Winter tyres are designed for safety and better performance in a mix of winter weather conditions which is why it may be worth thinking about being prepared with a set of winter tyres and changing over to winter tyres before the start of the season.
Let’s look at the main differences:
Wait… does that mean you have to have two sets of tyres?
It is recommended that you have tyres suited to the season. Expense may be something important to you when deciding if you should buy another set of tyres, however the advantage of having two sets of tyres is that they will last twice as long! So the initial outlay may be more but you will get more life out of your tyres as a result.
If you are considering winter tyres, you should prepare yourself and have them ready to fit before the winter weather arrives as you don’t want to get caught out trying to change them over in the ice or snow.
Can I just buy two winter tyres?
No, you will need to fit your car with all four winter tyres.
What about all season tyres?
All season tyres are a compromise for all year round driving instead of buying a set of summer and winter tyres. However, they do not perform as well as summer tyres in the summer or winter tyres in the winter.
Tips for driving in snow and ice
If you need further information on Summer or Winter tyres, please give us a call on 0800 009 6867 and one of our friendly fitters will be happy to help.
These guys came out on Friday after getting a puncture and needing a recovery van. Phoned me on the morning of the job and kept in contact all day. Fantastic level of service and will definitely use again in the future.Richard Bradbury - 5 ★ Facebook
Excellent service we rang yesterday and was told they could replace our tyres at our home today. We were informed before 10 am today that they could fit them this morning and sure enough they were here within40 minutes. Could not have asked for better service will definitely use them again.Pamela Butler - 5 ★ Facebook
Highly recommended, fantastic service today from Jon. Excellent customer service, competitive prices and arrived at the time they said they would and the job was completed in 25 minutes! I know where I will be getting my tyres from in the future. Thanks Jon for making a stressful situation manageableLouise Bassett - 5 ★ Facebook
Would highly recommend this firm. Communication excellent and tyres were really well priced. Jon was extremely helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to call him out againPinkIron80 - 5 ★ Yell
Excellent customer service. Great value for money. I would highly recommend this company. From initial phone call to completion of the fitted tyre it was little over 2 hours. They were very flexible around my working hours.PinkRing37-2 - 5 ★ Yell