Select the winter tyres that will keep you safe

The tyres that you have on your car have the important task of keeping your car safely on the road and translating the performance of the car to the road. Wrong tyre selection can cause the whole driving experience to be bad and even dangerous. You will need to make sure that both your summer tyres and your winter tyres are of good quality. You need to replace the tyres when the tread depth has gone below 4 mm, as the tyres lose a lot of its key safety properties once you go below that threshold.

Winter tyres are available both as studded and non-studded. They are both good for all the winter conditions that include cold temperatures as well as snow, ice and slush. Winter tyres are actually better than summer tyres at temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, so you don’t have to wait for snow or ice to arrive before you change tyres and enjoy the better safety of the winter tyres at the low temperatures and you will then be ready for the snow and ice as it arrives. Since it is very dangerous to drive with summer tyres once the winter weather arrives, so you need to be prepared and already have winter tyres on when it arrives.

Which tyre to choose, depends a bit on personal preference. It also depends on how and where you drive and then the area where you live. If you live in areas that have a lot of icy roads, then the studded tyres are to prefer as the metal studs provide better grip on ice and packed snow. If you live in areas where you have more snow-covered roads, then both tyre options are good. However, if you tend to drive a lot to other parts or Europe during the winter season, where studded tyres are not allowed, then it is better to choose non-studded tyres, as they are allowed in all countries. You also have fewer restrictions on them when it comes to the time period that you can use them.

It is important to buy premium tyres that will last and will provide sufficient safety when you drive. You also need to make sure that you have them mounted before the winter weather arrives, as they are of no use if they are not on your car.

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