We want to help local motorists keep moving this winter, whatever the weather has in store for us!
Unfamiliar to most of us, due to the traditionally mild weather in the UK, tyre technology has advanced significantly over the years due to demand from other parts of the world that suffer extremes of temperature.
The last Met Office report (Average Winter Weather 1971-2000) stated that most of the UK has an average temperature of less than 7°C for the period December to February and a minimum temperature of below 3°C. The next update is due sometime this year.
However, our last two winters have seen many people struggling to get out of their drives and roads. Winter tyres look like normal tyres but perform differently. Below 7°C winter tyres give significant safety advantages in wet and icy conditions, with enhanced grip and braking up to 8m shorter than a standard tyre at 30mph* (35m versus 43m in length).
Recent news indicates that UK weather forecasters can “predict cold winter weather a season ahead with more confidence” according to analysis of a new computer model. Developers at the Met Office say it is an incremental advance for forecasts. However, predictions for the winter of 2012 are not yet available.
We have already received a number of enquiries from people wanting to order their winter tyres and and popular sizes may become short in supply. Furthermore, with every purchase we’ll re-fit your standard tyres in the Spring completely free of charge!
Enquire here or call us on 01442 871234.
*Source Continental Tyres test of their winter tyres versus summer tyres from 30mph.