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How good are winter tyres on ice?

Winter tyres are designed to withstand the elements associated with the colder seasons, such as snow and ice-covered surfaces. They do this by offering more traction and grip in cold conditions with a softer compound, deeper grooves and narrow cuts (sipes) built into the tread pattern. The combination of these features on a tyre help to disperse water and snow, allowing the rubber to move around - and improving contact with the road. Therefore, winter tyres are the most optimal tyre to use when dealing with ice-covered surfaces.

Should I buy winter tyres?

Winter tyres allow for a much more controlled experience in colder months and, although all-season tyres are also designed to perform well every month of the year, winter tyres provide the optimum performance for their season. As a rule, it?s generally recommended to change to winter tyres when the average temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius. Learn more about when to change to winter tyres from our handy guide.

Best tyres for winter

Some of the top tyre brands for winter tyres include Continental, Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone and more. Here at Setyres, we provide a wide range of winter tyres from a selection of trusted tyre manufacturers. To browse new winter tyres, visit our tyres to buy online page - here, you can search for your tyres using a range of filters including tyre width, tyre profile, wheel diameter and speed rating.

For more information on winter tyres, including if you can use winter tyres in summer, get in touch with one of our experts here at Setyres. Alternatively, locate your nearest Setyres branch

Posted on: 16/11/2020

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