YOUR WINTER TYRE QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
Q: Why buy Winter Tyres?
A: Winter tyres greatly improve your stopping distances and traction control in temperatures below 7°C. This will enable you to travel safely and at a reasonable speed in cold, wet, ice and snow conditions.
Q: Are winter tyres expensive?
A: No, Winter tyres are a very good investment. Whilst you are running your winter tyres, you are saving tread in your summer tyres and pre-longing their life. By running the correct tyre throughout the year you are lowering the risk of damaging your vehicle and the potential costs.
Q: How many Winter tyres should I buy?
A: We recommend 4. This will give you good all-round traction in temperatures below 7°C and preserve the life of your summer tyres.
Q: How long will my Winter tyres last?
A: Your Winter tyres will typically last as long as your summer tyres do, as long as you change them at the correct time of year. Depending on your milage they should typically last about 3 years and prelong the life of your summer tyres.
Q: Will my insurance go up if I fit winter tyres?
A: No. The large majority of main insurers do not charge extra for fitting winter tyres at the correct time of year.