Winter & All Season Tyres
Winter tyres, or cold weather tyres as they are also known, are key to keeping Britain moving over the cold months. This is thanks to their specialist compound and tread design which provides drivers with superior grip and control in wet and dry conditions once the temperature dips below 7°C.
Cold weather conditions aren't just about snow and ice. For the last 50 years the UK’s mean temperature during winter months has consistently been 7°C or below. Met office data shows that the average temperature levels can remain at below 7 °C for six months making cold weather tyres suitable for use from October – March.
Cold weather tyres feature a different compound & tread pattern to give them extra grip in cold, wet icy conditions. Summer tyres in the same conditions become harder& less ‘elastic’ reducing performance.
Demand for cold weather tyres is always high as soon as the cold weather arrives, we recommend pre-ordering your set of winter tyres to avoid any delays in getting your tyres fitted and remaining safe on the roads.
All-season, or all-weather tyres as they are sometimes known, have been developed for specific European regions with moderate climates characterised by wet, light winters, making them ideal for use in the UK. All-season tyres are designed to give drivers a confident, safe driving experience all year round without the need to change tyres twice a year. All weather tyres are unlikely to be as good as the best specialist tyre in the respective seasons but can be expected to work better on wintry roads than a summer tyre, and better on a summer road than a winter tyre. The main benefit is that you will avoid the hassle and cost of swapping tyres twice a year. In areas where the winters are harsh and snow and ice is a regular occurrence (or if you will be travelling to parts of Europe where this is the case) a proper winter tyre is necessary.
We stock a full range of winter and all-season tyres ranging from premium tyres to budget tyres. Please call for a quotation.
BF Goodrich have a range of Winter tyres suitable for any vehicle. They reliably start on snow and ice thanks to their excellent grip, they have optimum control on winter roads and reliable braking is guaranteed on all types of winter surfaces. B F Goodrich All Season tyre has all the characteristics of a summer tyre, directional V-shaped tread design for water dispersal, central rib and large shoulder tread blocks for perfect steering control. Also excellent control is guaranteed when climbing hills and taking curves as well as on snow thanks to the large number of sipes and high percentage of grooves. It has the 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake marking (3PMSF) which makes it an ideal winter tyre. More information can be found on www.bfgoodrich.co.uk.1
Hankook Tire make a range of different winter tyre models to meet your winter driving needs. The Winter i*cept evo is a winter tyre developed for high performance and sports cars. This sporty and dynamic looking tyre provides excellent performance in winter weather conditions. The Winter i*cept evo employs an asymmetrical tread pattern to improve responce to slippery winter conditions, including wet and frigid road surfaces and snow and ice. Winter weather performance is enhaced with a High-Technology Tread compound while the outer longitudinal rib block produces exceptional handling and braking. The Optimo 4S H730 has been developed by Hankook to provide motorists with reliable performance in all four seasons. The tyre's unique tread pattern has been developed in such a way that the inside maximises performance in winter conditions while the outside enhances grip during the summer. More information can be found on www.hankooktire-eu.com/uk.1
Michelin winter tyres optimise performance in low temperatures, enhance steering precision and have greater traction on the snow. The Michelin Alpin 5 is a winter tyre with a high performance level on dry, wet and snow covered road surfaces. Michelin's winter tyre features a new directional tread pattern. An increased number of tread blocks and more sipes lead to greater traction on the snow. Greater resistance to aquaplaning is achieved thanks to the design of the lateral grooves which disperse water from the path of the tyre quickly. More information can be found on www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-alpin-a4.1
Vredestein are very well respected for their winter tyres, the Wintrac 4 Xtreme is an incredible SUV winter tyre that is available at the best possible prices. The Quatrac tyre is an all-season tyre that works great whatever the weather and Vredestein are clearly the best in the business with this niche market. The winter range includes Wintrac Xtreme S, Wintrac 4 Xtreme and the Snowtrac. The all-season range includes Quatrac 5, Quatrac 3 SUV and Quatrac Lite. More information can be found on www.vredestein.nl/.1