Get ready for cold conditions this winter

See our briefing note on winter tyres. More

Look back at our articles from 2010
Are winter tyres worth the expense? - see our article from December 2010. More

Are snow socks a low cost alternative to winter tyres or snow chains? More

See a winter tyres update from Chris Hunt Cooke. More

Further update. More

Copyright to the advert posted in the press by Continental Tyres is acknowledged.
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Adverts for winter tyres have been appearing in the British press for a few weeks now and it seems there is more interest in them following the surge in the number of drivers opting for winter tyres last year.
The early snowfall last November was a real surprise for drivers in the UK but particularly in England. But you don't need snow for winter tyres to show a benefit for winter driving - they work considerably better in all conditions as temperatures drop below 7C. In some parts of the UK that can be as early September or October. With average winter temperatures of 3.7C, winter tyres can offer 60% more grip than summer tyres and noticeably more traction and steering response.
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