Winter coming and, even on dry roads, summer tyres lose grip
Contrary to received ideas, winter tyres are not designed just for snow. Manufacturers tires recommend to mount winter tires when temperatures go below 7°. Because under this temperature, summer tires gum would not be suitable for safety reasons. many of our neighbors have forced their drivers to be fitted with such tires on the arrival of winter. This particularly case in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austrian, Luxembourg and also in parts of Italy.
Why install winter tires?
On summer tires, cold effect leads to harder rubber which significantly reduces grip. The profile of winter tires is specially adapted to the meteorological environment of the season. More rain, sleet, snow, thanks to their heavy grooves, winter tires will be better appropriate and will prevent the risk of aquaplaning. Winter Tyre also help to reduce the lengh of braking.
When do you need to change your tires?
It’s preferable to change your tyre when winter and low temperatures comes.
What tyres should I choose ?
For your safety, we take care to choose for you some products.
- Michelin: Alpin A3, Alpin A4, X-Ice XI3 … from 49,90€*
- Dunlop: SP Winter response, SP Winter response 2 … from 46,57€*
- Pirelli: Snowcontrol 2, Cinturato P4, Snowcontrol 3, Snowsport … from 38,64€*
- Continental: Winter Contact ts 800, Winter Contact 780, Winter Contact 850 ... from 46€*
*Prix constatés le 19/08/2014