Winter Tyres

In many parts of Europe it is common or even a legal requirement for drivers to keep two sets of wheels and tyres – a set of summer tyres and a set of specialist winter tyres. Winter tyres use a tread rubber compound and tread pattern specifically designed to retain flexibility in low temperatures (below +7C) and give good braking / traction performance on snow / ice as well on wet roads in cold conditions. The sidewall of a winter tyres will be marked with a symbol showing a snowflake or snow topped mountains. Winter tyres are not suited to all year round use though – summer tyres will give better performance when temperatures are higher and roads dry – so you’ll need two sets if you are going to choose specialist tyres for winter. If you use only one set of tyres please check them regularly for wear and pressure. Call in, we will do this for you for free.