What can winter tyres do for you?
In temperatures below 7°C (45°F) the compound and rubber of a summer tyre begins to harden. A winter tyre is constructed with a different type of rubber compound – containing a higher percentage of silica – this means tyre is able to remain flexible and therefore performing better in lower temperatures. It’s not only on snow and ice though, once the thermometer dips beneath the 7°C (45 °F) mark, winter tyres can provide you with reduced braking in wet conditions and reduce the risk of aquaplaning when the snow begins to thaw.
Why choose Winter Tyres?
The technology in a winter tyre means it performs better when the temperature drops below 7° Celsius
The special compound used in a winter tyre means it remains softer in low temperatures offering more grip, better braking, traction and handling.
GREATER CONTROL AND SAFETY
The tread design of a winter tyre has been specially created to offer better grip and traction in the snow.
Cold weather tyres have a lower speed rating than a summer tyre due to the compound they are made from. Please be aware that your driving will not be compromised as even an H rated tyre has a maximum speed of 131mph.
Winter tyres v summer tyres
A legal requirement in much of Continental Europe, a winter tyre with the marking M+S or snow flake logo offers significant benefits when driving in cold weather conditions