Winter tyres are specially designed to cope with the difficult driving conditions created by wet roads, snow and ice. Although winter tyres are a relatively new addition to the UK tyre market they have been commonplace and a legal requirement in many countries across continental Europe for some time now.
Even though we do not get the volume of snow that is seen in parts of France and Germany UK winters have been getting increasingly longer and harsher over recent years. The average UK temperature between October and March is seven degrees C. At this temperature the rubber compound in normal tyres begins to harden resulting in a reduced ability to grip to the road surface. Winter tyres are also designed to efficiently channel surface water away from the tyre reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Having winter tyres fitted to your vehicle will provide you with increased performance in terms of traction control and handling; significantly reducing the risk of an accident when driving in winter conditions.
Winter tyres are available in the UK from October every year. To order your winter tyres simply use the search tool above, or for more information on choosing the best winter tyres for your needs call the national sales team on 0800 028 9000 or 0333 323 9000 for a local rate from a mobile.
All orders of winter tyres will have a minimum delivery time of five days, as such same and next day fitting options are not available. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure the tyres are correct size and specification for the vehicle, any winter tyres ordered in the wrong size will incur a £50 charge.
Recommended winter tyres
etyres recommend changing all four tyres to winter tyres; a car fitted with just two winter tyres can actually be more dangerous as it becomes unbalanced resulting in unsafe handling. This recommendation is supported by the national TyreSafe scheme and leading tyre manufacturers including Continental, Michelin and Pirelli. etyres recommend Nexen winter tyres.
For more information on the recommended winter tyres for your vehicle click on the guides below.
Car winter tyres
4X4 winter tyres
Van winter tyres
Best winter tyres
Choosing the best winter tyres for your vehicle depends on your driving style, geographic location and vehicle type. etyres offer a range of winter tyres to suit cars, 4X4's and vans which have been specially developed to increase driver safety by offering superior braking, acceleration and handling.
Below are some of our best settling winter tyres:
Hankook I'Cept Evo W310
The Hankook I'Cept Evo W310 is a recommended winter tyre as a result of its superb braking and handling performance in a variety of winter conditions.
Continental Winter Contact TS 850
This Continental winter tyre offers excellent traction and balance when cornering in tests on both wet and snow covered surfaces.
Nokian WR D3
This winter tyre offers excellent aquaplaning resistance and braking on both dry and snow covered surfaces.
Goodyear UltraGrip 7+
The Goodyear UltraGrip 7+ is a winter tyre offering drivers excellent handling in all winter conditions.
Yokohama Advan Winter
The Yokohama Ad van Winter tyre performs well in both wet and dry conditions and the tread design efficiently disperses snow, slush and water.