What a difference a week makes when it comes to the weather and driving conditions in the UK.
From experiencing one of the hottest winter days on record to the turbulence caused by Storm Doris, motorists have been forced to contend with various hazards on the roads recently and it falls to the vehicles tyres to cope with the changeable conditions.
These erratic weather changes also focus the mind when it comes to tyre choices for motorists who are buying replacements, especially at this time of year, when snow is still forecast for parts of the country.
This is why all-season tyres are proving to be an increasingly popular choice for British motorists, because they are designed to cope with the sort of temperate weather experienced in the UK.
As the name suggests, all-season tyres, also referred to as all-weather or all-climate tyres, are designed to be fitted and used all year round. They have a tread pattern which is more heavily siped than a summer pattern, but not as heavily siped as an out and out winter tyre. They will therefore provide perfectly adequate performance in summer conditions and usually have a small amount of winter driving ability, thus negating the need for changing from summer to winter tyres.
The popularity of all-season tyres has grown steadily over the decades, with Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli among the premium brand tyre manufacturers who have developed ranges, ideal for vehicle owners who don’t want the hassle or expense of switching back-and-forth between winter and summer tyres.
Demand is expected to continue to rise for all-season tyres as there is a growing awareness and understanding of the importance of having tyres which can handle unpredictable changes between wet and dry conditions, sudden temperature changes and can even cope with snow.
For more information about all-season tyres, click here or call etyres on 0800 028 9000 for expert and impartial advice. etyres supply and fit a wide range of all-season tyres to suit all vehicles and budgets.
Denna Bowman, Head Office