Please note, though it is not a legal requirement in the UK to have your vehicle fitted with winter tyres (unlike some European countries like Germany), it is recommended to equip your vehicle with winter tyres to guarantee maximum safety while driving.
Read on to learn about the unique features and benefits of winter tyres Northampton
Winter tyres are made of softer rubber compounds with concentrated silica. This combination helps winter tyres to remain soft and supple in freezing temperatures. Furthermore, the flexibility of this rubber compound enables winter tyres to achieve a superior grip on slippery surfaces.
Winter tyres feature a unique tread pattern that allows them to make maximum contact while driving through snow, sleet and ice. Furthermore, it helps to accumulate snow within the tread blocks to enhance traction.
Increased level of sipes
Sipes are one of the prominent features of winter tyres. Sipes are tiny slits or cuts on the tread blocks of winter tyres. These sipes bite into snow and ice-covered roads and grip the surface's irregularities magnificently, enabling the tyre to hold its place. The sipes also help to channelise water away from the tyres' path, ensuring increased safety while driving.
Winter tyres feature deeper grooves and sipes when compared to summer and all-season tyres and can trap snow to deliver increased traction.
Top winter tyre brands
At Autoplus Northampton Ltd, we stock winter tyres from all the leading tyre manufacturers. If you are planning to buy winter car tyres Northampton, you can choose from brands like:
- Continental Tyres
- Churchill Tyres
- Firestone Tyres
- Blacklion Tyres
- Dunlop Tyres
- RoadX Tyres
- Bridgestone Tyres
- Michelin Tyres
- Pirelli Tyres, and many more.
Are you still browsing the internet for winter tyres near me?
End your search with Autoplus Northampton Ltd. Choose and order your new tyres online and book a fitting appointment or come directly to us. For more information, please call us on 01604 281191.