What are winter tyres?
Also known as snow tyres, these are custom-made for driving in low-temperature. While your summer tyres might serve you well for temperatures above 7˚C, it is a different ball game when it drops below that mark.
Winter tyres contain a higher ratio of natural rubber. Because of that, their rubber compound is softer when compared to summer tyres. This dynamic comes into play when the temperature drops below 7˚C and summer tyres stiffen, but winter tyres remain soft. That makes it easier to ride out wintry conditions more flexibly.
How do they work?
If that did not quench your curiosity about winter tyres, read along to know how they work. The tinier grooves in the rubber break into the ice, snow, or sludge while dispersing water at a rapid pace to prevent aquaplaning and gain traction. The broader and deeper groves hold on to the snow to enhance grip while assisting with the dispersion of water.
So, when next time you wonder whether you need a set of car winter tyres in St. Helens, Merseyside imagine grinding to a halt in the middle of the road when an unforeseen snowfall besets your journey. Your regular tyres cannot tackle it all and still ensure a convenient and smooth ride.
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Some of our top picks winter tyres in St. Helens are –
- Michelin Alpin 5.
- Dunlop Winter Sport 5.
- Falken Eurowinter HS01.
- Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1.
- Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3.
- Continental WinterContact TS 850 P.
You can visit our facility in Blackbrook Road, Haydock, St. Helens, WA11 0AD or browse through our extensive stock on our website. Reach us if you need to enquire about something or to book an appointment with us for your next visit.