Conti advise against driving on winter tyres all year round

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Continental urge motorists who fitted winter tyres not to rely on them all through the summer.

According to Conti, breaking distances for winter tyres are considerably longer in the summer, steering precision falls by 15 per cent, plus rolling resistance and wear increase.

Dr Andreas Topp, Head of Winter Tire Development at Continental, warned: “At warmer times of the year, winter tyres have a longer braking distance than summer tyres, and handling precision reduces considerably.”

Driving tests at summer temperatures have shown that a car with winter tyres, with the brakes applied fully from 100 km/h, took around 6 meters longer to come to a standstill than a car with summer tyres.

Conti also measured around 15% less steering precision – which is important for avoiding accidents at higher speeds – with winter tyres in summertime

Even for motorists who only drive in city traffic, winter tyres are not the best choice. Their level of wear is high at warm times of year and their rolling resistance during summer use is up to 15% higher than with summer tyres, which noticeably increases the car’s fuel consumption.

etyres supply and fit a wide range of Continental tyres and we feature several Continental tyres reviews on our website.

Whatever our customers are leaning towards, whether it is Bridgestone, Michelin or Continental, tyres reviews can be really helpful.

The consumer group Which?, plus the big name European motoring publications and organisations regularly publish glowing Continental tyres reviews.

Denna Bowman, Head Office

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