Driving your car in dramatically different temperatures can affect the overall performance of your tyres just as much as differing surfaces can.
For example driving in the ice and snow vs a trip down a hot tarmac motorway, would cause your tyres to act as differently as they would if you were to drive on a dirt track compared to a freshly resurfaced road.
With the confusing and irregular extremes of the British climate we have seen over the last few years, it’s certainly proving difficult to determine which kind of tyre will offer the best value for money, as well as the assurance of safety when driving in varying conditions.
If you notice your tyres starting to perform and react differently as the weather changes, it might be time to consider how your driving style and your vehicle requirements impact on your need for differing seasonal tyres.
Until the release of the winter tyre, summer tyres were known simply as regular tyres. Where winter tyres are optimised to deliver a safe drive in snowy and icy conditions, summer tyres are specifically designed to provide high performance, superior aquaplaning resistance and shorter braking distances when temperatures reach 7oc or higher.
Many motorists don’t realise the safety benefits of fitting winter tyres to their vehicle. All-weather tyres are not designed to work in heavy snow or ice. Once the temperature drops below 7°c, traction can be improved and stopping distance reduced with the fitting of, commonly narrower, winter tyres.
Winter Driving Advice
Weather and road conditions change seasonally and it is important that you alter your driving style accordingly. Find out more about how you should drive in difficult winter conditions here.
Summer Driving Advice
Summer in the UK is subject to changing weather conditions including high temperatures and sudden downpours. Make sure that you are prepared to drive in summer conditions with our handy guide.
Wet Weather Driving Advice
Driving in wet weather can be hazardous as road surfaces become slippery and it is easier for your vehicle to lose traction and slide. Be prepared to drive in wet conditions with our helpful advice.
We understand that some people are reluctant to own 2 sets of tyres for their vehicle, but it is becoming increasingly popular to own a set of both Summer tyres and Winter tyres. Find out more about our popular season storage service available from Re-Tyred. We’ll store your seasonal tyres for you and fit them again when the seasons changes.
Find out more about our Seasonal Storage here.