Winter Tyres: Who, What, Where, Why and How

Thursday, 2nd December 2021

As the cold weather sets in, a significant amount of people often begin to question whether their tyres are as prepared as they might be for worsening weather conditions. Having spent our previous winter in a national lockdown, travel was restricted and so people were able to avoid harsher conditions and make do with what they had. However, here at HiQ Tyres and Autocare we’re encouraging our customers to consider the benefits of having winter tyres fitted on their car this winter.

“What are winter tyres”

With winter tyres, the key technological differences that enable them to perform better in cold weather conditions are;

  • Type and composition of tread compounds used
  • Special sipe technologies
  • Shape and content of the contact patch
  • Distinctive tread design

“Why should I get winter tyres?”

  • Safety
  • Reassurance
  • Peace of mind
  • Feeling prepared
  • Improved driving performance
  • Shorter braking distance

“Will my current tyres be fine this winter?”

Many vehicles are originally fitted with summer tyres and therefore not designed to cope with wet, snowy, foggy, icy conditions. Here at HiQ Tyres & Autocare, we recommend an all-season tyre, such as the Goodyear Vector4Seasons range. This type of tyre has qualities that are effective for every season of the year, so you can still feel safe and have that improved driving performance.

“How can I save money when buying winter tyres?”

The majority of our centres offer a payment assist service, so that you can spread the cost of your products or indeed, your services over three months. Click HERE to search for your most convenient centre and enquire whether they offer payment assist today.

“Do I have to have winter tyres in the UK?”

No. Having winter tyres in the UK is not mandatory. However, some European countries do have a law regarding having winter tyres fitted on your vehicle so it’s worth checking if you’re leaving the country via car.

“Who do I go to about having winter tyres fitted?”

Our dedicated HiQ Tyres & Autocare team will be glad to answer any questions you may have about fittings or tyre recommendations. To browse a selection of Goodyear winter tyres we have available, press HERE.

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