Are Snow Tyres More Important than AWD in the Snow?
There’s a common misconception that an all-wheel drive car is all one needs to be safe when driving in winter.
Eric Roberts says
SUV owners should be looking for winter tyres
It is a huge misconception that the owners of SUV vehicles are safe when driving in the winter time. These large vehicles are normally fitted with some kind of sport
summer tyres and because they have big wheels and wide tyres, the owners think that they can go any ware in different driving conditions.
I remember a few years ago when we had our worse snow for a few years. The phone was red hot with SUV drivers trying to get some winter tyres. As luck would have it we deal with a German tyre company and were able to pick up some stock, but there was certain sizes that were completely unavailable.
What the public don’t realise is that the tyre manufacturers make winter tyres in summer and most of them are sent to the countries that have to have snow tyres fitted by law. These include Germany, Switzerland, Austria and a few more that slip my mind. We and the rest of Europe have to take
Things are now getting better with the importing of many snow tyres coming from the Far East. Yokohama from Japan are also an excellent winter tyre and are available in many sizes including tyres for the SUV vehicles. We also recommend General winter tyres but they only make the tyres for the average saloon car.
So the moral of this article is to get yourself some snow tyres for your SUV before they start to run after the first snow.
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