Switching from standard summer tyres to winter tyres is commonplace. In the UK, we typically drive all year round on standard summer tyres, despite most of the country having an average temperature below 7°C from December to February. Bad weather in recent winters, however, is changing our driving habits – and with good reason.
Driving on winter tyres provides added safety and peace of mind in wet, snowy and icy conditions. Stopping distances are reduced, grip is greatly increased and the construction and tread pattern of winter tyres is designed specifically to cope with extreme weather conditions.