There has been a bit of a hoo-ha over the wet weather tyres Pirelli is supplying the Formula 1 teams with this year.
Aquaplaning was a particular issue during the rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix earlier this month and there are rumours flying around that the drivers are “angry” that the tyres are not performing better.
But you don’t have to be Lewis Hamilton to know that you need to be able to rely on your tyres when conditions are wet!
Of course regular drivers don’t have the luxury of a pit crew on hand to switch tyres depending on driving conditions, which is why it is important that motorists ensure their tyres are always in the best condition possible for their age and usage.
This means checking they have plenty of tread depth, are correctly inflated and are not showing any visible signs of damage, such as cuts, bulges or cracks.
Another condition that affects a tyres performance is temperature. This is an important consideration which regular motorists have to pay attention to, especially if they rely on their vehicle remaining mobile in all weathers. Most UK cars are fitted with summer tyres, yet it has been proven that winter tyres are designed to offer much better performance when temperatures drop below 7C.
For this reason, many motorists are opting to run two sets of tyres over the course of the year, swapping their summer for winter tyres during the autumn months and then switching back in the spring.
etyres carry out this service for a nominal fee and because it offers a mobile tyre fitting service, it is very convenient for customers to have their tyres changed at their home, so they can easily store which ever tyres are not in use in their garage or shed.
etyres supply and fit a wide range of winter tyres to suit all vehicles and budgets, with a full set starting from slightly less than £250, including fitting and VAT. And its Discount Promise means that customers who order four new tyres are entitled to an extra £25 off the bill.
Denna Bowman, Head Office