When to Change Tyres

When to change tyre can be a difficult decision.  On average, between October and March the UK experiences temperatures of 7 degrees C and below.  This air temperature is crucial to your tyres ability to perform to their optimum.   When the temperature drops below 7 degree’s C,  the tread compound in normal summer tyres begins to harden and gives you less grip. The tread depth in summer tyres is also not has deep as winter tyres.   The tread compound in winter weather tyres gives them extra grip in cold, wet and icy conditions. This means that with winter weather tyres you will experience significantly shorter stopping distances.

Why Change to Winter Tyres?

Winter tyres are specially designed for cooler conditions and summer tyres are specially designed for warmer conditions – simples!

  • You can save money by changing to winter tyres in winter and summer tyres in the summer.  Winter tyres will wear out much faster if you drive on them all year round as the compounds in the tyre make them softer.
  • Its safer to drive on Winter tyres in cooler temperatures as the rubber compounds softer and therefore better equipped for the wintry conditions plus the deeper tread depth means your tyres have more grip on the road
  • Winter tyres not only give extra grip on the road,  they importantly have shorter stopping distances in cold damp wet conditions

Find out more here about winter tyres.

Nov 28, 2018


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