WHY WINTER TYRES?

Tyres are the only parts of the car which are in contact with the road. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all depend on a relatively small area of road contact. It is therefore of paramount importance that tyres should be maintained in good condition at all times and that they are appropriate for the expected road conditions.

As winter approaches, drivers should start planning for whatever the weather may throw at them. If you need convincing, just think back to previous winters; you can be sure there is always a good mix of snow, ice, rain and dry spells. To cope with this mix of different road conditions, drivers need winter weather tyres.

Through a typical 12 month period, the UK experiences temperatures ranging from +32°C to as low as -15°C. Given such diverse weather conditions, it’s unreasonable to expect one type of tyre to provide consistently high safety levels.

Winter weather tyres provide:

  • Higher levels of road safety during the colder winter months
  • Considerably shorter stopping distances on both wet and dry roads at low temperatures
  • Better mileage than normal tyres in winter weather. The wear on normal tyres increases when used during winter, reducing mileage by up to 20%

Our winter tyre:

Nordic 4X4 Sunset Essen Catalogue 2012

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