Winter Tyres at ATS Euromaster
A popular misconception is that the UK rarely has winters severe enough to make it worth switching to Winter tyres once the temperature drops, but in reality you begin to benefit from cold weather tyres as soon as the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius.
At ATS Euromaster, we offer a wide range of winter tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s at competitive prices to make sure you don’t get caught off guard by the changing of the seasons. To see the full range of tyres for your vehicle, use our ‘Find My Tyre’ tool at the top of the page, or bring your car into one of our centres where our qualified experts will be happy to discuss available options with you.
What is a winter tyre?
A winter tyre is created specifically for the purpose of making sure that your car gets as much traction as possible during the cold winter months, making sure that you don’t get any nasty surprises when the temperature drops.
Winter tyres have deeper grooves in the tread to help the car deal with snow and increased levels of road debris (such as mud), as well as smaller sipes in the tread itself, aiding traction on ice. In addition to this winter tyres are made from a softer compound than summer tyres, which are ideal for providing that extra bit of grip even in colder temperatures.
The softer compound of the tyre does however make the tyre more prone to wear during warmer months, which is why summer tyres generally use lower amounts of silica and rubber.
Get the facts and figures on winter driving with our infographic