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2015-11-30

Are Winter Tyres Worth It?

Is it necessary to make the switch to winter tyres when temperatures start to drop?

Winter tyres may seem like an extra and perhaps unnecessary expense to UK residents as we do not usually suffer the extreme temperatures and weather conditions as other countries, such as Germany, where it is a legal requirement to switch to winter tyres when seasons change.

What many people don't realise, however, is that winter tyres are superior to summer tyres as soon as temperatures drop below 7ºc.

A survey undertaken by Continental Tyres has shown that during the winter of 2010 there were three million accidents on the road, proving just how important it is to take winter conditions seriously as a driver*.


What are the advantages to using winter tyres?

There are a variety of benefits to using dedicated winter tyres. These include:



When should I fit winter tyres?

In the UK it is recommended that you switch to winter tyres between October and April, as between these months weather conditions can be tough and your summer tyres might not be able to handle them.

Find out about the winter tyres available from leading manufacturers at HiQ Easy Tyre and Autocentres. Alternatively, find your local HiQ Easy Tyre and Autocentres branch and speak to our tyre specialists about any questions you may have.

*http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/www/tyres_uk_en/themes/car-tyres/winter-tyres/why-winter-tyres/why-winter-tyres.html

Are Winter Tyres Worth It?

Winter tyres may seem like an extra and perhaps unnecessary expense to UK residents as we do not usually suffer the extreme temperatures and weather conditions as other countries, such as Germany, where it is a legal requirement to switch to winter tyres when seasons change.

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