Do you know the different tyre types? Are you ready for the winter?
When the weather changes, so do the roads. This means the type of tyres you use for your car becomes important for your safety and how well your car works. Let’s talk about the differences between summer, winter, and all-season tyres and how they can affect your driving.
Summer tyres or what some would call the ‘conventional’ tyre are made for warmer weather. They’re designed with a type of rubber that helps your car grip the road better when it’s dry or wet. The pattern on these tyres helps water to move away, so you don’t slide in the rain. They’re good for handling and driving smoothly but aren’t great in cold or icy conditions.
These tyres are made for cold weather, especially when it’s below 7 degrees Celsius. They have a slightly different compound of rubber with more natural rubber and silica, which helps them stay flexible in the cold. The pattern and design of these tyres make them good on snow and ice. They help you brake better and not slide around in winter weather.
These tyres try to be a mix of both summer and winter tyres. They’re made to work well in different conditions. The way they’re designed and the kind of rubber they use is somewhere in the middle. They’re good on wet and dry roads, and even in light snow. However, they might not be as good as specialised summer or winter tyres in their specific seasons.
The difference in tyre types can be confusing and picking the right tyre for your car depends on where you live, how you drive, and what the roads are like where you drive.
Changing tyres as the seasons change can make a big difference in how safe and well your car performs. Some countries mandate the use of winter tyres in cold months to keep everyone safe on the road.
We understand the hassle to change your tyres between the summer and winter months – as well as storage sometimes being an issue. That’s why at Maidenhead Tyres and Autocare we can change and store your tyres in our tyre hotel making the whole process hassle free!
It’s a good idea to talk to someone who knows about the different tyre types before you spend any of your heard earned cash. At Maidenhead Tyres and Autocare, we know how important it is to get the right tyres for your car. Our team can give you advice and fit the tyres for you, so you stay safe on the road all year round.
Want to know more about our tyre storage? Visit our webpage here. Did you know as well as supplying a variety of top tyre brands we can offer vehicle servicing, wheel alignment and mechanical repairs?
Make sure you’re safe this winter!