Mince pies, crackers, John Lewis Christmas ads… Yes, we are talking about that time of the year again- the much awaited but equally dreaded winter season.
The British winter is a treacherous one. Some years it’s just short and mild, while on others (like this year), it snows for months. While most of us are well-equipped to handle the less bountiful months of the year, often times our cars aren’t.
The process of making your vehicle winter-ready starts with swapping its summer tyres with their winter counterparts. For those who do not know, experts recommend using different sets of tyres for different weather conditions.
Central Point MOT Centre Coventry is a trusted destination for all types of tyres, including winter tyres. We store every major tyre brand under a single roof so that you are never short of choices.
What makes winter tyres unique?
The reason it is necessary to have different tyres in winter is that your car tyres have high rubber content it is sensitive to heat. Therefore, tyres made for handling the warmer summer will fall short on many parameters when there’s a dip in the mercury level.
That’s when winter tyres come into play. They are made with particular rubber compounds that can withstand the low temperatures and almost everything that comes with it. Experts recommend using winter car tyres in Coventry and elsewhere when the temperature falls below 7°C.
The treads on winter tyres are also unique. Unlike summer tyre treads which are shallow, winter tyres sports treads which are quite profound. It helps in aquaplaning and provides better traction on snow.
They also feature ‘sipes’, hundreds of small indentations explicitly designed to handle ice and snow.
All of these factors combined make winter tyres a necessity rather than a luxury. If you are driving on summer tyres when the temperature is hovering around freezing point, you are putting yourself and others on the road in danger. It’s just not worth the risk.
Range of winter tyres at Central Point MOT Centre
Being one of the largest retailers of tyres in the Coventry area, it is no surprise that Central Point MOT Centre stocks a huge selection of winter tyres from different brands. We took the liberty of choosing some of the best winter car tyres in Coventry for you:
- Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
- Michelin Alpin 5
- Continental WinterContact TS 860
- Pirelli Sottosero 3
- Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
There are numerous other winter tyres available at our garage. You can either visit us or order winter tyres online, and we’ll deliver it to your doorstep before you can finish those delicious Mince pies.