Snow and ice caused widespread travel delays and school closures this morning, so how did you cope?
Have the harsh conditions we are experiencing made you consider the benefits of fitting winter tyres? If you are in two minds, click here to watch our short winter tyres video. It explains how winter tyres help to keep you safe and mobile when the weather turns nasty.
There are so many myths and misconceptions swirling around about winter tyres, but the facts are plain and simple: when the temperatures drop below 7°C they will perform better and help keep you safer than summer tyres.
How winter tyres work
They are made of a higher percentage of silica than regular tyres, allowing them to remain supple when temperatures drop. In addition to this the grooves within the tyre are wider and deeper, plus they have more sipes to help disperse water in wet conditions and vastly improving grip on wet, icy and snow-covered roads and dramatically reducing braking distances.
etyres supply and fit a wide range of winter tyres to suit all vehicles and budgets. You can have a set of economy winter tyres fitted for less than £200.
One of the biggest advantages of using etyres is that we offer a mobile fitting service, which means you can have your tyres fitted at a location of your choice, including your home. This is an enormous bonus if you are planning on swapping your regular tyres for winter tyres, because you can easily store the four tyres you are switching in your garage or shed.
For up-to-the-minute prices and fitting times, contact etyres as soon as possible. We can also offer expert and impartial advice to help you decide if they are right for you.
If you decide winter tyres are not necessary for you, at least check your current tyres have plenty of grip. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters and around the entire circumference. However, motoring and safety experts recommend replacing your tyres much sooner. This is because grip is dramatically reduced in wet conditions when the tread depth is less than 3mm. This has the effect of extending braking distances.
Denna Bowman, Head Office