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Monday, 26 October 2015

Tyres in Winter

Tyres in Winter

Tyre Technology
Air temperature is a crucial factor in a tyre's ability to perform. When the temperature drops below 7 degrees, the tread compound in winter weather tyres begins to harden, providing the car with less grip.

The tread compound in winter weather tyres contains more natural rubber and advanced silica compounds to minimise the hardening effect, giving extra grip and shorter stopping distances in cold, damp winter conditions. 

Together with sophisticated multi-sipe tread patterns the combination is one that no summer tyre can match, making winter weather tyres the safest option from October all the way through to March. when temperatures rarely rise above 7 Degrees. 

This especially applies to commuters and business motorists who are on he roads in coldest conditions in the early morning and evening. Tests conducted by British Tyre Manufactures' Association found that a car braking at 60 mph on a wet road at 5 degrees stopped five metres shorter, equivalent to more than one car length, when fitted with winter weather tyres.

Newly introducing the MICHELIN Cross-climate tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather conditions. It offers the advantages of summer tyres in wet braking, dry braking, longevity, & fuel efficiency, and the advantage of winter tyres in traction and braking for consumers driving in cold or occasional snowy conditions. With the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long.

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