Safety is really the number one reason why you should change to winter tyres, that is if you plan to drive in winter conditions. For it to count as winter conditions you need temperatures below zero degrees and that you have snow or ice.
When are winter tyres better than summer tyres?
Winter tyres are better than summer tyres already when the temperature drops below zero degrees. So you don’t need snow or ice for you to change tyres and have better performance. On ice and snow the winter tyres are far superior to summer tyres, which will provide almost no grip in these conditions.
What tyres are better on snow?
On snow both the studded and non-studded tyres are equally good. So the choice is up to you and your driving behavior. Non-studded tyres have a bit more flexibility, as there are no regulations limiting their use. This can be very useful if you plan to travel across country borders.