DM Tyres stock a wide variety of winter tyres at discount prices, which can improve driving in the rain and snow. Winter tyres are designed to withstand cold temperatures of 7°C and lower.
A special rubber substance is used when manufacturing a winter tyre. This consists of a high silica compound to give high performance over the winter season.
At DM Tyres, we recommend that motorists change to winter tyres around October and November time. Then back to normal tyres in February or March.
We recommend that you change a minimum of two tyres on the drive axle to winter tyres, but ideally all four tyres would be best to feel the full benefit of driving with winter tyres.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DRIVING WITH WINTER TYRES?
Here is a list reasons of why it is best to change to winter tyres between October and March:
In temperatures below 7°C a motorist driving at a speed of 20mph would stop 11 metres sooner than with normal tyres when braking on an icy road. At 60mph, it would be 4.8 metres shorter in wet conditions.
Winter tyres are just as durable as summer tyres, and perform better in winter conditions.
Depending on mileage, winter tyres can last two or three winters. Therefore postponing wear and tear on your summer tyres and needing to replace them sooner.
Winter tyres have a more superior grip. DM Tyres recommend that you replace a set of four tyres at the same time – to avoid the car from skidding or have less control if only one axle pair is fitted.
Tyres are rated for the maximum speed and the weight they should carry. Typically winter tyres have a lower speed rating than normal tyres. Although a ‘H’ rated tyre has a maximum speed of 131mph, which does not compromise driving in winter conditions.
Visit DM Tyres today and get a free tyre check with our highly trained and experienced staff.
For advice and to book an appointment call DM Tyres on 0161 627 5352 or visit our fitting station in Oldham.