Do You Need Snow Tyres?

Here is a pretty useful handbook to help drivers get through the winter season with the correct set of tyres.

Winter is just around the corner, and we hope you have mastered some cold-weather basics like getting the right clothes for a snowstorm, or the best tools for shovelling snow. Nevertheless, there are many more things you need to get ready for one of the hardest weather conditions. This is the best time to be sure your vehicle is properly equipped for all the adverse conditions that are coming, and this includes considering buying a decent set of winter Nexen Tyres Coventry.

We have gathered a few frequently asked questions about snow tyres in order to assist you in making the best decision for you and your car.

But first of all, it is important to establish the exact variations between winter tyres, all-season tyres, and summer tyres.

Winter tyres have become increasingly popular, especially in places like the UK with harsh winter conditions. But a curious fact is that snow tyres are designed for all types of chilly weather conditions and not just heavy snow. The word “winter tyres” is an actually broader term that refers to all the features of these one-of-a-kind road wheels.

On the other hand, all-season and summer tyres, while providing great traction and grip for warm conditions, will never be able to offer the control, traction, stopping power, and grip of snow tyres.

Can You Keep Your Winter Tyres During the Entire Year?

According to several studies, it can be dangerous to keep your winter tyres throughout the entire year. Doing this can end up costing you extra money and time in the longer term. Snow tyres will wear out much faster than all-season and summer tyres, particularly in dry and warm conditions, so we recommend using them just during winter if you want to get the best performance. As a general rule, snow tyres will last for about three up to five winters if they are well taken care of and if you remove them once winter is over, and make sure to examine their tread for any signs of damage.

Can You Put Two Snow Tyres on Rather than All Four?

Several experts advise putting all your four snow tyres on. No matter the type of vehicle you have, changing just two tyres can put you in danger, plus one set is going to grasp the street whereas the other will skid. In chilly environments, it is extremely important to maintain your driving as stable as possible if you wish to avoid losing control and skidding, which means having four snow tyres on all at once.

Can You use Chains Instead of Snow Tyres?

It all depends on how the weather conditions in your neighborhood are. While snow tyres will be enough in most cases, in a harsh snowstorm and in the countryside or roads which are not cleaned up frequently, chains will be necessary by law. You can check for bad weather and street conditions before heading out to your destination. But it is always better to have a couple of chains with you.

What are Studded Tyres? 

If you ever wondered what studded tyres are, you should know that these are nothing but winter Cheapest Tyres Coventry with some metal studs fitted into the tyre, giving maximum traction and grip on snow and ice. They might be a much safer alternative than chains as they do not break or fly away from your vehicle as some tyre chains would. Though, they can make your ride a little bit uncomfortable and could damage the pavement.

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