Snowfall and sub-zero temperatures are set to blast the UK this week as an Arctic weather front signals the arrival of winter.
The drop in temperatures – predicted to go as low as -4C – and hazardous driving conditions have sparked a surge in orders for winter tyres.
Although the snow is not expected to cause any major disruption this time, motorists who are keen to make their vehicles safer to drive are already switching to winter tyres to improve their driving experience.
Winter tyres can significantly reduce the risk of accidents in wintry conditions and they also offer better performance in terms of traction control and handling, while ‘all season’ tyres rapidly become less flexible losing their ability to grip the road and dramatically increasing stopping distances.
Winter tyres can remain flexible and offer better grip in colder weather conditions because they have a higher silicone content preventing hardening. Winter tyres also have large numbers of tiny lateral grooves called sipes that grip to the road by biting into snow and ice. For example Michelin’s winter tyres have about 1,500 sipes, compared with 200 on a summer tyre.
etyres supply and fit a wide range of winter tyres to suit all budgets for cars and vans and it is currently offering £25 off all winter tyres, making them even more affordable.
etyres customers also benefit from its mobile service, which means they can have their new winter tyres fitted at their home and have their regular tyres stored in their garage or shed until they are ready to be swapped round again in the spring.
Denna Bowman, Head Office