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At first thought, it may seem like an expensive option, shelling out for a whole new set of tyres for the summer and winter months individually, but if you think about it, while you’re using your summer tyres, you’re saving wear and tear on your winter tyres, so they’ll last longer. It all evens out in the end, and using summer tyres can be very beneficial, particularly if you drive a lot, or your preparing for a summer road trip. Nothing will handle the road better on a hot summer day than a set of summer tyres designed to keep you firmly stuck to the road and give you the added confidence to push on.
What are the differences between summer tyres and winter tyres?
At first glance summer and winter tyres may look the same. There’s little difference in size and they’re just as wide. There are several differences between summer tyres and those specifically designed for use during the winter months. Firstly, winter tyres contain more natural rubber. This keeps the tyres soft when the temperature drops in the cold weather, but unfortunately this then results in high wear in the summer months. There are also differences with the tread pattern. The grooves are deeper and there are slits on the surface of winter tyres. This allows for greater traction on snow and ice and helps to reduce your braking distance in winter conditions. Winter tyres typically also have a lower speed rating, but this doesn't affect the performance of the vehicle. A summer tyre offers better grip when temperatures and a little hotter, while also wearing better than a winter tyre will.
Worried about storing those winter tyres when you have the summer set on?
If you’re concerned about storing your spare set of tyres, another option some retailers offer is a tyre hotel; keeping your summer or winter tyres in storage for you. The other option is All Season tyres, these all weather tyres won’t be as effective in the ice and snow as a proper snow tyre, but it’s a compromise that means you don’t have to own two sets of tyres or wheels.
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