Winter tyres, also commonly known as snow tyres, are tyres that cars in the UK must use when the temperatures fall below 7 degrees Celsius. In any case, winters are notorious for snowy, sleety, and slippery roads that are very dangerous to drive on. At Gilgal tyre in Manchester, we offer some of the most well-known winter tyre brands.
Most of the brands that we store are famous worldwide. We include the latest models of:
• Dunlop Tyres
• Continental Tyres
• Bridgestone Tyres, and
• Pirelli Tyres
Gilgal tyre is one of the largest suppliers of tyres across the country. The further north you go, the more common winter tyres become.
Are winter tyres different?
Yes, they are significantly different from summer tyres. If you are looking to buy winter tyres online, there are certain aspects that you should be aware of. Some of the most important ones are:
• Winter tyres are manufactured of softer rubber compounds than summer tyres. This type of rubber doesn’t stick to the surface when the tyres run on sleety surfaces. They also have wider grooves which create more traction. Wide grooves are very distinguishable and are used to identify good quality winter tyres.
• The rubber used in manufacturing winter tyres has a hydrophilic nature, which means that they will have a more significant amount of friction on the slippery roads. An increased amount of friction means that you will have a greater grip on the road.
• The tread of these tyres is open and deep. Void ratio is the distance from rubber and spaces between the rubber, is also comparatively higher than most comparable tyres. These tyres also have shoulder blocks, which few other tyres have.
Winter tyres at Gilgal tyre
The snow car tyres range that we stock is good enough to fit nearly all the tyres that currently ply in the UK. Once the temperature dips, be sure to check out our inventory on our website. Alternatively, you can come down yourself and have a look!