With all this snow, ice and temperatures still at freezing, those motorists who were wise enough to have winter tyres fitted are certainly reaping the benefits. When the snow and ice were forecast last week our mobile tyre fitting teams were manically busy fitting sets of not only winter tyres but standard tyres too when drivers realised they had very little tread depth left in their existing set.
Having winter tyres does not affect your insurance premium as they are not classed as a modification. As the director of AA Insurance, Simon Douglas explained: “Many more drivers have fitted winter tyres this year and that will be paying off – even conventional cars so fitted are less likely to lose traction on snow and ice than a 4×4 vehicle not so equipped.” With tail end crashes being the most common claim it can really make all the difference whether your vehicle is fitted with tyres that can cope adequately in these hazardous driving conditions.
Despite their name winter tyres are not designed for just snowy and icy driving conditions, they are very effective in the wet too, Many people are under the impression that these tyres are studded when in fact they are made of a different rubber compound that doesn’t harden when temperatures drop below 7 degrees Celsius and feature a specific pattern of treads. This results in a tyre which is much more grippy.
Initially they may seem expensive to fit to your vehicle but when you take into consideration that these tyres will last you more than just the one season and also double the life of your existing tyres which will be used for half of the year. Not forgetting yours and others safety when driving and the less risks of being involved in a winter weather related accident.
Grippy can supply and fit a wide range of tyres from cheap budget tyres to premium winter tyres to your vehicle either at home or work. Our convenient mobile fitting service comes with highly competitive prices too.