As the schools return after the summer break and the central heating thermostats start creeping up, so the great winter tyres debate will be warming up again within the next few weeks, which is why we were interested to see this comment from Bridgestone tyres north region communications manager Andy Dingley, reported in Tyres and Accessories.
According to Dingley, the brand’s Weather Control all-season tyre represents an even better proposition for British motorists than winter tyres and here’s why: “Many motorists are being given inaccurate advice about winter tyres in this country. We feel that a balance must be struck where families can drive safely in all road conditions in the UK without breaking the bank, and Weather Control tyres could be that balance for many motorists.”
Bridgestone developed its popular “all weather tyre”, the A001 for European regions with moderate climates and wet, light winters such as the UK. It is designed to cope with the more challenging winter driving conditions whilst at the same time maintaining high performance in the summer months
It boasts lens-shaped blocks for improved water evacuation, reducing the risk of hydroplaning, as well as a high-silica winter tread and high-grip sipes.
Dingley adds: “Where summer tyres fail to perform, the A001 takes motorists safely into cold and more challenging winter conditions. Bridgestone has also tuned the tread pattern for low noise and optimum road contact in all surface conditions.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office