Do winter tyres work
Do winter tyres work
So, my answer to that would be definite yes ! After working in the tyre industry now for 40 years, I think I am qualified to give the answer.
Not just “do winter tyres work” but in my opinion the are now essential !what do I mean!
First thing to remember is the massive increase in traffic volumes on our roads. Therefore having the power to stop your vehicle is crucially essential. I personally fit winter tyres on all my vehicles. Indeed we leave winter tyres on our vans all the year round. Including the Ford transit van that I often drive about in.
Vans are a massive part of our traffic
With the increase in van traffic then good tyres are important. Many vans do carry some weight. As a result we have all been in situations when we have had to brake very hard. So, sometimes you only have to look away for a few seconds when the traffic in front has stopped.
This coupled with a wet or slippy road can be the difference between stopping an having an accident. The difference can be your tyres. In my experience then winter tyres have saved me on winter roads several times.
And I dont just mean getting out of snow. Although they do help in that situation. Consequently, winter tyres can be the difference to whether you actually stop the van or not.
Although I say “van” then its just as important for car drivers ! with winter tyres fitted you know that your are in a safer driving environment. Believe me when I say that they will get you out of trouble several times in an average winter.
So, van drivers mark my word ! you wont regret fitting a set of winter tyres and keeping them on all year round.
Two BMWs, two different tyres and lots of snow – we test the effectiveness of winter tyres. More videos at http://www.autocar.co.uk/VideosWallpapers/Videos.aspx
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