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  • Writer's pictureRobert Brownlie

What is the difference between winter & summer tyres?

There are three main differences between summer and winter tyres. These are the tyre structure, the rubber compound used and the tread pattern.

Winter tyres have a higher natural rubber content which keeps them supple in the cold. The softer they are, the more the tyre is able to interlock with the road surface, improving grip and handling. Unlike summer tyres, which harden quickly in cold temperatures, winter tyres perform best in temperatures below +7 degrees C.

Winter tyres also have thousands of tiny grooves (known as sipes) in their tread blocks, which are used to disperse water and prevent aquaplaning. These grooves bite into the snow, slush and ice, providing optimal grip with the road.

If you would like a price for winter tyres, call Robert on 01333 317600.

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