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Winter Tyres


Drive safe this
winter!

Winter tyres improve safety in rain, slush, ice and snow conditions.

Don't drive this winter without winter tyres!
  • Only winter tyres are designed to excel in colder temperatures, rain, slush, ice and snow.
  • Winter Tyre tread patterns are specifically designed to retain flexibility in low temperatures (below 7°C)
  • Winter tyres use a special rubber compound with high silica content.
  • Winter tyres offer excellent braking and traction performance on snow and ice as well as on wet roads in cold conditions.

 

WHY we recommend wheel & winter tyre packages!

Save up to £80 in fitting costs each time you need to change your tyres.

You receive the wheels & tyres fully fitted and balanced.

Huge savings on all wheel & snow tyre packages.

Preserve the life of your summer wheels & tyres.

 
Need Advice? CALL our expert team on 0161 628 0000
 

Standard Tyres vs Winter Tyres

Standard tyres provide excellent traction in high temperatures and good weather conditions. As the temperatures and weather conditions deteriorate towards winter, the traction and performance of standard tyres start to fall.

Winter tyres provide more small tread areas, increasing traction on snow and in wet conditions, allowing better grip and water to escape from under the tyre more easily. It is highly beneficial to be on the correct type of tyre at the correct time of year.

 
 

Your Winter tyre Questions Answered:

Q: Why buy Winter Tyres?

A: Winter tyres greatly improve your stopping distances and traction control in temperatures below 7°C. This will enable you to travel safely and at a reasonable speed in cold, wet, ice and snow conditions.

Q: Are winter tyres expensive?

A: No, Winter tyres are a very good investment. Whilst you are running your winter tyres, you are saving tread in your summer tyres and pre-longing their life. By running the correct tyre throughout the year you are lowering the risk of damaging your vehicle and the potential costs.

Q: How many Winter tyres should I buy?

A: We recommend a full set of 4. This will give you good all-round traction in temperatures below 7°C and preserve the life of your summer tyres. We also recommend buying a wheel & winter tyre package, so you can easily swap your summer and winter tyres without incurring fitting costs each time.

Q: How long will my Winter tyres last?

A: Your Winter tyres will typically last as long as your summer tyres do, as long as you change them at the correct time of year. Depending on your milage they should typically last about 3 years and prelong the life of your summer tyres.

Q: Will my insurance go up if I fit winter tyres?

A: No. The large majority of main insurers do not charge extra for fitting winter tyres at the correct time of year.

 

Stopping Distances - Braking at 30mph

A car travelling at 30mph and fitted with winter tyres will stop in 35metres on a winters road while a car fitted with standard tyres will stop at around 43metres.

The difference could be vital.