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Winter tyres are widely used across Europe, with some continental European countries requiring winter tyres to be fitted to cars by law during the winter months. There is a lack of awareness about winter tyres in the UK, even though they could greatly improve the safety of our roads in winter.
Winter tyres work better than standard tyres in low temperatures (below 7°C) by using a special form of rubber designed not to harden in cold weather, enabling better braking, traction and handling. At 20 miles per hour, winter tyres would stop 11 METERS shorter on icy roads compared to standard tyres.
With RAC Winter tyres you get...
- Enhanced performance
- Greater control
- Improved grip
- Higher safety
All our new tyres come with correct fit guarantee.
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Why use Winter Tyres?
Winter tyres are optimised for cold weather conditions (below 7°C). Treads are designed for traction and braking force on snow and ice.
Benefits of Winter tyres
Rubber stays soft and grippy in extremely cold weather. High traction on snow, ice and slush.
Safer driving on Winter roads
The winter tyre's performance improves as temperatures drop. Winter tyres are made of a special high-silica compound that makes it easier to control your car on cold roads, giving you better starting, stopping and turning than you would get from a summer or all-season tyre.
Winter tyres have wide tread blocks and extra cuts in the tread called "sipes" that give the tyre extra bite to grip winter roads and displace accumulated snow. Some winter tyres are studded for extra-strong grip - crucial in areas that get tough ice all winter long.