Saab winter tyres
Swedish brand Saab know the challenges that drivers can face during the winter, and because your tyres are the only part of your car in contact with the road surface they recommend switching to a set of approved Saab winter tyres.
Although in the UK we don’t face winters as harsh as in Sweden Met Office data shows that the average temperature between October and March is seven degrees or below. Saab winter tyres have been designed to offer a level of safety and control that cannot be matched by summer tyres when the temperature drops below seven degrees. The rubber compound in Saab winter tyres is made using much higher levels of natural silica than summer tyres. This silica helps the tyres to remain malleable at low temperatures enabling them to ‘stick’ to the road surface. Saab winter tyres also have much wider tread grooves that both help when driving on snow and channel surface water away from the tyres to help prevent aquaplaning. Along the edges of these tread grooves are hundreds of tiny slits called sipes, these sipes provide extra grip by ‘biting’ into the snow and ice. For more information on the technology behind winter tyres click here.
etyres recommend Saab winter tyres are fitted to all four wheels, because of the superior grip fitting winter tyres to just two wheels can cause instability and unsafe handling.
Below we have listed our recommendations when it comes to Saab winter tyres. When looking at these recommendations it is important to remember that all tyres should be brought using your existing tyre size. This tyre size can be found by looking on the wall of the tyres on your Saab and will look like the following set of numbers and letters: 205/55R1691W. To search for Saab winter tyres simply use the search box above or call the national sales team on 0800 028 9000.
Recommended Saab winter tyres
Saab 9-2: Goodyear Ultragrip 8
Saab 9-3: Falken Euro Winter HS449
Saab 9-5: Michelin Alpin A4