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Five winter tyre myths busted

Published: Friday 17th of October 2014 | Author: Holly | Category: Tyres

Thinking about winter tyres? We debunk some of the common myths.

1. They only work in ice and snow

Not true – winter tyres use a special rubber blend that give them better grip at temperatures below 7C.

2. Winter tyres aren't needed in urban environments

Towns and cities still can suffer the effects of ice and snow and be as dangerous as rural roads.

3. Winter tyres are noisier and less fuel efficient

The tread on a winter tyre is actually more economical and quieter in cold weather conditions.

4. Buying winter tyres is an additional motoring expense.

Again, not true as the wear and tear is spread over both sets of your tyres saving you cash.

5. Winter tyres slow the vehicle’s performance

Depends on the tyre’s speed rating - winter tyres can come with a speed rating of ‘’V’’ for speeds of up to 150mph


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