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Five winter tyre myths busted
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
About Concorde Auto Centre
With branches in Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Milton-keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon and Wisbech, Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fitted, wheel alignment, car exhaust systems, air conditioning recharges, replacement brake pads and discs, booking in your car for its MOT, car servicing, cambelts, shock absorbers, engine rebuilds, vehicle diagnostics, clutches, batteries, tow bars, turbo inspection and car gearboxes
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"My husband usually deals with most things that has to be done to my car. But the tyres needed changing and I was the only one available to take it in. I wasn't really looking forward to going. But once there, I dont know what I was bothered about. The staff were friendly, my car was taken care of and all I had to do was sit in the customer room and watch tv. It had all been pre paid for, so I just had to sign the invoice. The mechanic Iinformed me that he had looked at things like brake pads and that all was well. I wasn't expecting the extra service. So 10/10 for Concorde. I will be using them ( myself) when I next need to and will also recommend them ."
MRS ANON - 03 Apr 2014