More tyre tread means more safety!
The tyres are the only thing that connects your vehicle to the road. You should therefore take care that you do not take any risks with your tyres - especially in winter, because then the weather conditions usually bring even more dangers on the road.
Make sure that your winter tyres have enough profile. Vehicle owners are legally advised that the minimum tread depth is 1.6 millimetres for winter tyres. However, experts strongly advise against this figure and recommend a tread depth of at least 4mm for winter tyres. With less than 4mm tread depth, the winter tyre no longer has enough grip and the overall braking distance is extended.
Change your winter tyres on time.
You should also pay attention to the age of your winter tyres. Tyres should by no means be older than six years as the elasticity and adhesion decrease with age.
The age of your winter tyres can be recognised by the DOT number on your tyres. This information will tell you the week, and the year the tyre was manufactured.
When switching to winter tyres, it is essential to do so for all four wheels. If you have a mix of tyres, this will increase the chances of skidding.
Here at Motech Autocentres in Newbury, we have a wide variety of winter tyres for every budget and many different kinds of vehicles available for you.
If you would like any further information or advice regarding Winter Tyres, please get in touch. Our expert team will be happy to speak with you seven days a week.
Winter Tyres in Newbury – Motech Autocentres!