Winter Tires – TireBuyer

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All-weather tires have flooded the market in recent years, promising drivers a convenient alternative to dedicated winter tyres. While it sounds great to get by on one type of tire all year round, all-weather tires are a compromise—and your choice to take that compromise could come back and bite you. Learn why winter tires are still the safest option.

Winter Tires Designed

Winter tyres, also known as snow tires, are made with a softer rubber compound and deeper treads specifically designed to maintain grip in wintry conditions, ie cold weather (below 7°C), ice and snow.

Winter Tires Pattern and Identification

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Winter tyres have a distinctive tread pattern. It consists of deep square-patterned tread blocks that have small zig-zag grooves called sipes that allow the blocks to flex to maintain grip. In addition to the distinctive tread pattern, winter tyres usually have one or both of the following markings:

  • A snowflake and mountain symbol marked on the sidewall of the tire.
  • The word Studless on the sidewall of the tire.

Winter Tires Fitting and Maintainess

Winter tyres can be dangerous if they are not fitted or maintained correctly. Therefore, you need to make sure that the following two requirements are met:

  • If you need winter tyres on your vehicle, they must be fitted on all road wheels.
  • Winter tyres must have a tread depth of at least 4mm in the grooves of the tire that usually contains tread depth indicators.

If a vehicle fitted with winter tyres is presented for a warrant of fitness or certificate of fitness inspection and does not meet these two requirements, the vehicle will fail its inspection.

Winter Tires Marked with ‘M+S’

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Tyres marked with ‘M+S’ on the sidewall are usually all-season ‘mud and snow’ tyres, which are designed to perform in a wide range of summer and winter conditions. Winter tyres often have the ‘M+S’ marking in addition to the above markings, but tires marked with ‘M+S’ only are all-season tyres. You should ask a tire retailer if you are not sure if the tyres on your vehicle are winter tyres.

Using Winter Tires Safely

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  • Only use winter tyres where and when they are required. This means fitting conventional all-season or summer tires when the weather warms up. A convenient way to achieve this is to have two sets of wheels for the car, one fitted with winter tyres and the other with conventional tires.
  • Winter tyres provide better grip than the traditional summer tires in ice, snow and cold weather, but will provide less grip than summer tires in non-wintry conditions.
  • Never mix winter tyres with other tyres. Tests have shown that, if winter tyres are mixed with summer tyres on the same vehicle, the different degrees of grip can make the vehicle unbalanced and difficult to control in an emergency or during hard braking.
  • Beware of older ‘new’ or used winter tyres. The soft rubber tread compound can harden as a result of a number of conditions, particularly with age, resulting in less grip and making the tyres dangerous to use. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend that any tyres older than seven years should not be used on the road.

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