Snow tyre, winter tyre, studded tyre, chains: All car equipment to handle snow and cold weather
Is there any difference between a snow tyre and a winter tyre? Can you drive anywhere with studded tyres? When should I fit snow chains? Everything you need to know about winter car equipment.
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WINTER TYRES: Efficient when the temperature drops below 7°C
The winter tyre differs from a summer tyre by its tread design and compound.
Tread Compound. Winter tyres use a rubber compound that remains flexible at low temperatures and delivers more grip on slippery roads.
Tread design. The winter tyre’s tread design features more grooves to deliver better traction, shorter braking distances and a reduced risk of aquaplaning.
NORDIC TYRES: To tackle extreme winter conditions
STUDDED TYRES: Their use is restricted
Their use is prohibited or severely restricted in several European countries. In England, studded tyres are not prohibited but are rarely used.
ALL SEASON TYRES: For mild winters
SNOW CHAINS: Mandatory in certain situations
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- What are the differences between a winter tyre and a summer tyre?
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- What is an all season tyre worth in winter?
- Are M+S tyres winter tyres?
- Snow tyres or winter tyres?
- What is a Nordic tyre?