Residents of the UK are well familiar with the torment of frigid winters. Here, temperatures easily fall below 7°C, causing many car parts to malfunction. Also, winter roads pose challenges, which are even more difficult to out-manoeuvre when driving on the wrong tyres. Customers, who mount winter tyres on the suggestion of experts at BG Auto Repair Services, thank us later for the heightened sense of security the get after fitting them.
Why are winter tyres recommended?
Here are all the features that make it compulsory to drive with winter tyres in Stourport-on-Severn from November to February.
1. Softer rubber compounds
Many factors determine a tyre's function. The tread compound, groove patterns, tread block design and aspect ratio, all effects handling and performance. Tyre tread comprises mainly of these constituents –
- Natural rubber
- Synthetic rubbers
- Carbon black
Owing to the higher percentage of natural rubber in winter tyres they remain soft and pliable even at temperatures below 7°C. Softer tread is an advantage at snowy roads because it allows the tread blocks to flex and maintain a large contact patch.
2. High void ratio
The amount of vacant spaces in the tread grooves against the total mass of rubber is called the void ratio. Winter tyres come with a high void ratio which allows snow to enter and compact. When this happens, snow-on-snow compaction occurs, which helps the tyres to generate an even higher amount of traction.
3. Lower aspect ratio
A narrower aspect ratio helps to minimise resistance in snow. Aspect ratio is a tyre sidewall's height divided by its width. So, a smaller value for this specification means either greater width or a shorter sidewall.
Both these features are useful in slippery conditions. A shorter sidewall lowers rolling resistance by reducing the ploughing effects on deep snow. Additionally, a wide contact patch facilitates higher levels of traction. So winter tyres in Stourport-on-Severn retain better grip and traction in snow and sleet.
Popular winter tyre models
Customers of BG Auto Repair Services opt for the following tyres –
Continental WinterContact TS 860
With these tyres, you enjoy the comfort and security at the same time. Priced moderately high, these car tyres in Stourport-on-Severn are popular amongst motorists.
Nokian WR D4
Delivers above-average performance in wet conditions, these are quite affordable for all motorists.
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Priced mid-range, these are a reliable variant of winter car tyres in Stourport-on-Severn you can opt for.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Effective in wet conditions, the tyre’s performance is as premium as its brand itself.
Drop by our garage, BG Auto Repair Services in Stourport-on-Severn for an exclusive set of tyres from the top manufacturers across the market.
We offer compatible price on all types of tyres.