Stay safe with Winter Tyres Dudley and Birmingham
The subject of winter tyres occupies almost every car driver at least once a year and is a tiresome topic for many car owners.
Tyres are the only contact a vehicle has with the road, so you should make a careful decision when you buy new winter tyres Dudley.
We help you with your purchase decision and clarify open questions:
When should I change from summer to winter tyres?
Which tyre is the right one for my vehicle?
What do I need to consider when buying new tyres?
Which winter tyre is good?
What are my payment options?
Due to COVID-19 many of us are struggling financially. We at TyreCityUK have therefore decided to offer our new TyreCityUK Creditline service to our customers This means, you can still buy the tyres you need and book other services, without having to struggle. With our new service, you can split the costs into monthly payments - 12 months interest free!
If you have any questions about this service, please get in touch. Our team will be happy to help.
For the other questions, our TyreCityUK Creditline team will give you an answer right here. You can also find some recommendations for new winter tyres Dudley and Birmingham for the winter season.
Even though winter tyres are not mandatory in the UK, you should consider the following points:
Braking distance - the braking distance of a winter tyre during the cold season is significantly shorter than that of summer tyre in winter.
Besides, these winter specialists have better driving characteristics in winter than summer tyres; these include traction and better steering behaviour.
Weather conditions - winter tyres are necessary for wintery road conditions. These include not only ice and snow but also low temperatures.
- The rubber of a winter tyre has been specially developed so that it does not harden even in cold weather and thus does not lose grip.
- Why winter tyres are important
Since 2010, winter tyres have been mandatory in many countries (which would also make sense in the UK).
This regulation stipulates that a vehicle must have winter tyres mounted that can cope with black ice and snow. The temperature also plays a role. Because if these are below 7°C, summer tyres no longer have sufficient road grip, and it is time for winter tyres.
Please keep in mind; if you want to go abroad during the winter months, you also have to fit winter tyres on your vehicle; otherwise, you will risk a hefty fine.
The right rubber compound makes the difference.
The most important factor is road safety, i.e. your safety and that of other road users. One of the properties that are crucial for the best driving performance even in cold weather is the composition of the softer tyre rubber and tread pattern. Both have been specially developed for good driving characteristics at low temperatures below 7°C and
Summer tyres, for example, have a harder rubber compound, which is suitable for summer weather and therefore also for heat. However, in cold weather, the rubber hardens and can become brittle and lose grip. Winter tyres, on the other hand, remain relatively soft and therefore retain their grip.
Tread pattern for winter
In addition to the right rubber compound, the tyre tread also plays an important role. After all, in addition to the cold, the road conditions in winter, e.g., snow and ice, pose a particular challenge to your tyres.
The structure of winter tyres is characterised by sipes - these are longitudinal grooves and transverse grooves arranged in blocks. These sipes cause (unlike summer tyres), ice and snow to settle in the tyre tread and thus ensure grip on the ground.
Before the purchase the best winter tyres Dudley - the winter tyre comparison:
When looking for new tyres Dudley and Birmingham, it's easy to lose track of the wide range of brands and models. There are over 30 manufacturers of winter tyres on the market. From well-known manufacturers such as Falken, Nexen, Goodyear or Continental to the cheap winter tyres Dudley of alternative, brands offer different models for different vehicle classes.
Thanks to our many years of experience in tyre service, we know that it is not only the official tyre test results that count but also the test in everyday use and a suitable price-performance ratio.
Through our TyreCityUK Creditline customer service we can show you the most popular & relevant new winter tyres Dudley online from our customers' experiences.
First of all, you should know your own needs in addition to your vehicle and tyre size. It would help if you answered the following questions before buying tyres:
Once you have answered all the questions, you can start looking for new cheap tyres Dudley for the cold season.
Tips and tricks for buying winter tyres
Tread depth - What tread depth do winter tyres need?
The legal minimum tread depth is at least 1.6 mm. However, this is the absolute minimum value and by far not sufficient to create optimal driving conditions. To be really safe on the road in all situations that the weather creates in autumn and winter, a tread depth of at least 4 mm is recommended for the tyres on your car. If your tyres have different tread depths, the better pair of tyres belong on the rear axle, regardless of whether your vehicle is a front or rear-wheel drive.
When should I change tyres?
"From O to E" - from October to Easter, this is the general advice when it comes to changing tyres. And this is not entirely unjustified. But of course, it also depends on the climate in your area.
How old may winter tyres be?
Even if you do not drive much and your car tyres wear out less or more slowly, you should change them after six years because after some time, and as the tyres get older, the rubber of the tyres becomes hard and porous, which makes them less suitable for driving.
When is the best time to buy winter tyres?
Usually, you only start thinking about winter tyres when the temperatures drop.
Our advice: Buy them early, as they are cheaper out of season and there won't be any issues getting a quick fitting appointment.
We recommend buying new winter tyres in September. This way you still have a large selection, get a good price and always have flexibility in making an appointment with your tyre service.
Buy cheap winter tyres or instead go for the test winners?
The various independent test results usually show the same picture. Brand tyres from well-known manufacturers such as Nexen, Falken, Michelin, Continental, Pirelli, Michelin, Dunlop, Goodyear or Bridgestone regularly occupy the top places. Many tyres from unknown brands, mostly from the Asian region, regularly occupy the bottom positions.
Here at TyreCityUK Creditline, we can assure you; you will never find any unsafe no-name Winter tyres in our shop.
Even our cheap winter tyres Dudley are safe and of very decent quality. We do not only pay attention to the price - Safety and driving comfort is most important!
Which tyres fit your car depends on the vehicle. If you are unsure, we will be happy to help you. Our tyre professionals will immediately find the right tyres for your car.
In winter, you should make sure that the mounted tyre bears the Alpine symbol, a mountain with a snowflake. Next to the snowflake symbol, the M+S, M&S or MS marking must also be visible. If these symbols are missing on the tyre, it is not recognised as a winter tyre.
We hope you have found this information page helpful and you can now stop looking for the "best winter tyres near me".
Buy your new winter tyres Dudley via our website (plus book a fitting appointment at the same time), over the phone or directly at our workshop.