In winter wheels and tyres can take a battering. Every year, vast numbers of drivers take unnecessary risks because they are labouring under a frighteningly common misconception – that winter tyres are not needed for the British climate. It’s true that most of the UK has only seen a couple of significant snow events in the last decade. Why would we need to switch to winter tyres?
Well, here’s the thing that so many people misunderstand: Winter tyres have very little to do with snow!
Sure, the winter tyres Brighton retailers display around this time of year have chunky treads designed to deal with road slush. But actually, those tread patterns just represent the optimization of what is actually a highly specialized product. The real secret to what makes the winter tyres Worthing drivers in the know fit in late autumn different, is the rubber compound they are made from.
When manufacturers make automobile tyres, they mix certain ingredients with the rubber to give it desirable qualities – pliability, durability, and so forth. But just like the dew on your windscreen, a soft and supple material can quickly harden when the temperature drops. Each type of rubber produced has a relatively narrow optimum temperature range – conditions under which it will behave as intended – and outside of that range, tyre performance is quickly impacted. Yes, you can leave the summer tyres on all year round (in the UK at least – in some countries it’s illegal) and the car will drive ok, but we just hope you never have to do an emergency stop…
The winter tyres Chichester motorists are now fitting to their cars work best when the temperature frequently drops below seven degrees. So to answer the question above, mid-autumn is a good time to start thinking about getting some cheap winter tyres. There’s no need to worry that this is an unnecessary expense. When you drive the right tyres for the season, they experience less wear, so if you swap back and forth every six months or so, these two sets will likely last you longer than two sets of summer tyres. All you need is a corner of your garage or shed to store them.
For anyone searching for the best winter tyres 2020 looks to have quite a winter in store, so don’t leave it too late. And if you’re looking for the best place to buy your winter tyres mobile fitting specialists Fast Tyre Service can fit winter tyres on your drive without you ever having to venture out into the cold. Once they’ve ordered and paid for their mobile winter tyres Chichester customers often find that the savings of using the optimal tyre for the conditions may cover the cost of having them exchanged.
If you want to order mobile winter tyres Worthing based Fast Tyre Service can find the best winter tyres for your vehicle using our Online Booking system. To learn more about mobile winter tyres Brighton customers can contact us online or by telephone.