Winter & Cold Weather 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.
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The benefits of winter tyres
When driving in cold conditions it’s important to know that your car can stop as effectively as if you were driving on a dry and warm day, since the weather can present a number of new and often unexpected challenges with every journey.
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.
When should I fit winter tyres?
Winter tyres can benefit your car as soon as the temperature dips below 7 degrees Celsius. To ensure maximum protection, we recommend fitting the tyres between October and March of every year. This allows for the cold of winter as well as making sure you are covered for the chill of autumn and spring mornings too.
Tyre storage out of season
If you don’t have the space to store a spare set of seasonal tyres, ATS Euromaster provide a Tyre Hotel storage service, allowing you to store your summer tyres with us during winter and your winter tyres here during the summer for just £7.50 per tyre per season.
Each tyre is labelled and then securely stored, meaning that you can keep your tyres safe, out of the way and easy to access whenever you like, without any fuss.
Need to store your winter or summer tyres out of season? Check your tyres into our tyre hotel
Are winter tyres a legal requirement in the UK?
Unlike a number of other countries in Europe, it is not a legal requirement to have winter tyres under UK law. This is in part because the UK does not experience as harsh winters as other parts of the EU and even though the tyres can be beneficial, they may not be needed to the same extent as they are in other regions.