Winter Tyres Still Proving Popular
With some temperature fluctuations predicted and the prospect of a White Christmas diminishing with the predicted "warm" front moving in this week there has been no abatement in the demand for winter tyres across the UK and even without the snow in the Edinburgh, Lothian and borders region it seems many people are playing safe and ensuring their vehicles are equipped to deal with the low temperatures this time of year. Certainly last week there was a significant uplift in their demand and I fitted quite a few sets.
It's not just in snow that you'll find winter tyres are going to improve your car's handling, if you are driving on summer tyres then every degree that the temperature drops below 7°C their performance is compromised whereas if you had winter tyres, below that temperature they are performing at their best.
Winter tyres are an investment but they will extend the life of your summer tyres and, most importantly, the rubber compound and tread design will be working better to keep you safe over the cold and damp winter season.
The main thing is that you take a little extra time to check your tyres out as whilst they may have been alright over the summer it's just quite possible that they may be struggling in the damp slippery conditions that currently prevail and a new set might be in order. If that is the case give us a call and we can discuss your options and we'll ensure you get the tyre that not only suits your demands but suits your pocket as well and as always we'll come to you and fit them at a time and place most convenient for you.
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