Should I buy winter tyres?

No one wants to spend more money than they have to, so it’s understandable that you might question the value of paying more for separate winter and summer tyres.


The fact is, deciding whether or not to buy winter tyres comes down to a number of things – and some are simply out of your hands. For example, location – which country or what terrain are you driving in? In some European countries winter tyres are mandatory. In others, they’re recommended. While in some countries, like the UK, the majority of drivers use summer or all-season tyres all year round.

Should I buy winter tyres?


  • Improved grip,
  • Better handling,
  • And shorter braking distances in colder temperatures


  • Under performance in temperatures over +7 degrees C
  • Cost of swapping with summer tyres.
  • Cost of storage
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