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Are winter tyres worth fitting?
October 1, 2014

A lot of customers are asking us whether it is worth switching to winter tyres, especially when they need new tyres at this time of year. etyres Southampton recommends fitting winter tyres from November to March, because this is when the temperature drops and standard tyres will not hold the road as well as winter tyres.

The reason winter tyres perform better when the temperature drops below 7C, which happens a lot in the UK, is they contain higher silica levels than regular tyres, which prevents the tyre from hardening when the mercury drops. These softer compounds also provide a more responsive driving experience and offer shorter braking distances than when using summer tyres during the winter months.

There is of course more expense involved, but we believe, and many of the customers we have already fitted winter tyres for agree, that it is worth the peace of mind that you will acquire when you are driving on winter tyres. There is a common misconception that winter tyres are only worth having when there is snow and ice on the ground, but this is not the case. They also perform better in wet and cold conditions.

etyres Southampton supply and fit a wide range of winter tyres to suit all budgets and we are already taking orders to fit them during the next few weeks. We are also scheduling appointments to swap some of our customers regular tyres over for their winter tyres, which they have stored in their garage during the summer months, for a nominal fee.

If you would like to know more about winter tyres, click here and follow the links to read about benefits and how they work. You can also call etyres Southampton for more information and we are happy to offer expert and impartial advice.

Is your vehicle fitted with a spare wheel?
September 16, 2014

Spare tyres are getting very scarce as more vehicle manufactures are taking out spare wheels and replacing them with a can of tyre filler. This is all well and good if you pick up a nail and spot that the tyre is leaking before you drive on it when it is flat, however seven out of ten times it gets driven on when flat making the tyre useless and irreparable, which means a replacement is needed.

This is why we recommend that a spare wheel is purchased so that in the event of a blowout at speed, you can still fit the spare and drive to safety.

Many of our etyres Southampton customers are not even aware that their vehicles are not fitted with a spare tyre until they need to use it and then find they haven’t got one, which often means they are left stranded and have to rely on a their breakdown service or find a garage that will come out in an emergency.

etyres Southampton have had nine such incidents so far this year, so we are urging our customers to double-check whether their vehicle is equipped with a spare wheel and if not to familiarise themselves with what they have to do in the case of a puncture or blowout.