Tyre Fitting For Colder Months: When To Fit Winter Tyres

a tyre in the snow, winter tyre fitting

With the weather becoming more unpredictable as each year goes by, it’s more important than ever to prepare your vehicle for the winter. Not only should you ensure you’ve filled up the screen wash and engine oil, you should also book your winter tyre fitting.

Why Do You Need Winter Tyre Fitting?

When the temperatures plummet, the roads can become icy and slippery. This can be very dangerous, particularly if your tyres are older and have less tread. Winter tyres have better grip in colder temperatures and on wet roads. They’ll increase your safety on the road, so it’s well worth the investment.

How To Care For Winter Tyres

Once your car is fitted with winter tyres, you’ll need to know how to care for them. They’re very similar to regular tyres, so it’s very simple. It’s suggested that you check your tyre pressure more often in the colder seasons, as the drop in temperature can cause the pressure to drop.

When Should You Get Winter Tyres Fitted?

As soon as the temperature drops to 7°C or below, it’s time to switch your tyres. You’ll need them to ensure your car has good grip to the road.

Remember, once winter is over and things start to warm up again, you should remove the winter tyres. At over 7°C, their grip is much worse and you should switch back to summer tyres for the best possible adhesion to the road.

At present, it’s not legally required to have winter tyres fitted. However, it is in many European countries. If our winters continue to become colder, icier and therefore more dangerous, it could become a requirement in future.  If you’re planning a European road trip over the winter, be sure to check what the law is in the countries you’ll be driving through.

For Winter Tyre Fitting, Choose Easy Car Care

At Easy Car Care, we’re all about simple vehicle maintenance. If you’re interested in fitting winter tyres to your car, get in contact with us today. We’d be happy to discuss your options and book your tyre appointment today.