TyreSafe video shows stopping distance between standard and cold weather tyres
If you are umming and ahhing about whether or not to fit winter tyres this year, spare a few minutes to watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P95Df1nIFd8&feature=player_embedded
Wet roads, cold temperatures, snow and ice can all contribute to potentially dangerous slip ups such as loss of grip aquaplaning and longer stopping distances.
So on a recent test organised by Tyre Safe, two Michelin-shod Mercedes C Class estates took to an ice rink to show the difference in performance between standard and cold weather tyres.
If you are in any doubt about whether they are worth the cost or hassle - and especially if you live in an area that has been blighted by the last two severe winters - this video will help you make up your mind!
Following the last two years of extreme winter weather and the prospect of another harsh season ahead, TyreSafe has made this subject a real priority and announced that its annual tyre safety month next month will focus on driving in winter.
Denna Bowman, Head Office