Winter is a very challenging season of the year to live through. There are a lot of changes you need to make to continue living a comfortable life. These changes not only apply to your home, but also to your vehicle. If you have a car, you will need to see to it that it is equipped with the right winter tyres. The two major types of winter tyres to choose from are studded tyres and non-studded tyres. To know which kind is right for your vehicle, you need to know the severity of winter in your area.
If where you come from has a lot of snow and ice on the roads during winter, you will need to choose a tyre that is well able to handle that amount of precipitation. In most auto tyre stores, there are experts to help you make the right decision when choosing studded and non-studded winter tyres. You can also select the tyres on your own without help from an expert as long as you know how which one is suitable for your needs. The studded tyres have metal studs while their non-studded counterparts have sipes for providing improved traction on wintry roads.
It is advisable to buy a full set of non-studded tyres for your vehicle. You really cannot get away with just buying two winter tyres. They will not be helpful when the temperatures get extremely cold in winter. All season and winter tyres are made for entirely different weather conditions. If you install two winter tyres on the rear wheels with two all-season tyres on the front wheels, your cornering capabilities may be adversely affected. If you install two winter tyres on the front wheels and two all-season tyres on the back wheels, you can spin out while driving on ice.
You will not break your bank account to purchase the non-studded winter tyres. If you take some time to compare them in some stores in your area, you may find them at a price that you can afford. When buying these tyres, you can choose to purchase separate wheels for mounting them, or you can use on them the same rims you use for all-season tyres. In most auto tyre shops, you will find a variety of winter tyres to choose from.