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Get more control with winter tyres

You wouldn’t wear flip flips in winter would you?  For your car it’s no different.  It’s unreasonable to expect one tyre type to provide the highest of safety levels with temperature ranges such as +30°C  to – 15°C.

Winter tyres provide better safety and comfort than standard tyres on slush, ice, frost and even wet roads. In fact any time the temperature dips below +7 degrees centigrade, you’re better off on winter tyres

Major tyre manufacturers recommend changing to winter tyres between October and April as the average temperature drops below 7 degrees centigrade. To find out more about our winter tyres service, contact us today.

When using winter tyres the speed rating of the winter tyre may be lower than the standard equivalent, in these cases  motorists are advised to inform their insurance company of the winter tyres fitment and have a visual reference on the dash to remind the driver that a lower speed rating tyre is fitted.

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At 7°C and below standard tyres begins to harden and loses grip.  Winter tyres however remain flexible and ‘grippy’ even at low temperatures thanks to an optimised silica compound and a high proportion of natural rubber.  A winter tyre will therefore key into the road surface and provide excellent grip, whereas the standard tyre will ride on the surface peaks.

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