When to change to cold weather tyres

When temperatures drop below 7 degrees, winter tyres should be fitted. Summer tyre wear increases as temperatures decrease. This is because the lower temperatures make the compound of a summer tyre become brittle which increases the tyre wear. At colder temperatures, the wear rate can be up to 20% higher than their cold weather equivalent.

Summer tyres should then be refitted when the morning temperatures start averaging over 7°C, (usually from March onwards). If you continue to use your cold weather tyres, these will then have a higher wear rate than your summer tyres would - At 20-25°C winter tyres can have a 15% higher wear rate.

Purchasing cold weather tyres

The cost of your cold weather tyres include the steel wheel – these will be fitted to your vehicle free of charge. You will also receive a free of charge winter check performed by Robinsons experienced technicians.

This includes:

Checks on your tyres, lights, brakes in our 34-point Express Visual Check.
We’ll check your oil and washer fluid, topping these up for you.
We’ll check the battery and alternator, giving you a print out to confirm your battery’s performance.
…and when you need your summer tyres, we’ll refit them for you free of charge!

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