Winter Tyre Articles

Winter Tyre Articles

Because of the rise of the illegal part worn tyres. Then I think it important to explain “how to check the age” of your tyres. There are no strict rules about this subject. However it is thought that tyres start to deteriorate. Of course, when they are five year old and above.
This Winter Tyre Articles knowledge is specially important if you have recently purchased a second hand car. Or were tempted into buying some second hand tyres. Tyre date codes were changed in the year 2000.

Hence, from three digits to four digits. Therefore, pre-2000 tyres would be as such. say the age code was 261. Then this tyre was made in the 26th week of 1991. Moreover, after 2000 a tyre code of 5110, would mean that the tyre was made in the 51st week of 2010.

Part worn winter tyres are just as Dangerous ??

Mixing Tyre Technologies-Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The question posed by this article in “The Business Times” is about the mix of tyre manufacturers technologies. Hence when it comes to mixing different tyre brands to the larger and now popular SUV vehicles. In my opinion it is yet another grey area in the crazy world of tyres. “Should we do this” and “can we do that” is a question that I hear every week.

So, the advent of the SUV has certainly opened up a new can of worms. Over the last decade tyre manufacturers have introduced a string of new tyre products. Consequently, pressure was brought on the tyre makers from governments wanting the car manufacturers to make greener and leaner cars. As a result, then tyres had to become lighter in weight and larger in circumference to give less “rolling resistance“.

Coincidentally, the SUV’s came out about the same time. The SUV’s had much larger tyres and it looks to me that new technology tyres were to be developed with these vehicles in mind.

Tyre makers were looking for all types of new materials to add to the rubber latex. Thus, trying to lighten the tyre weight. Continental tyres came up with the milk like substance extracted from “dandelions“. It was found that the milky substance found in the dandelion was of the same molecular make up as the latex . Now Continental are growing vast areas of these plants near their German tyre factories.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Other finds include the Yokohama tyres use of orange peel oil. However I dont really want to get too technical. The issue is should we mix these different tech tyres on the same vehicle. Especially if the tyres were developed along side the car manufacturers. Of course the SUV’s are now big and powerful, made by all the worlds leading luxury car makers.

Have we now got to the stage when it is important that we stick to the same tyres as the original equipment ones. As a tyre dealer for over forty years, then I am beginning to think so. The attached article explains about the specific tyres that are made for certain SUV’s. Thus, tyres like the Bridgestone Alenza and Italian brand Pirelli’s Scorpion series.

This class of vehicle are also fitted with specific tyres such as the Yokohama Blu-earth RV-02. So, even Nokian are making a winter tyre for the SUV the Nokian WR SUV 3 tyres. Should the specific tyre types be compromised. Personally I do not think so?

When I am on the front line dealing with customers, then I always tell them to the best of my ability. In this case then I would recommend that the car should be on the same tyres that were fitted as original equipment. If they choose not to then it is their responsibility going forward. I suppose looking at it then this is a problem with buying your SUV tyres online.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The registration number lookup only tells the buyer the size of the tyre and not what the SUV should have on. Subsequently, the best way is for the car owner to take the information from the tyre sidewall and order exactly the same tyres. Definitely a very grey area?

Eric Roberts

THE BUSINESS TIMES – WHEN was the last time you wore your Manolos to go jogging? Chances are, never (unless the loss of some bet was involved). By the same token, it’s just as easy to have the wrong tyres fitted to your car.. Read more at The Business Times.

Source: Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Pirelli Winter Tyres

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Automotive Blog Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Every Car Needs Winter tyres in the Winter. This is something that I have been ranting on about for years. Of course this includes young drivers?

The problem is when you are young is what your priorities are. Most people in the young age bracket have other things to spend their money on than their cars.

Admittedly though their are some young drivers who spend thousands of well earned cash, on their cars. Upgrading the suspension and tyres and doing as much as their knowledge will allow to make them go faster.

We have all seen them flying about town or overtaking in silly places?

As a garage business owner, then I see all driver types. As far as tyres are concerned, then I think that it is the younger drivers that are supporting the part worn tyre industry.

In the area of the UK where I live and have my garage then hundreds of these small bucket shops have opened selling part worn tyres. As a result I have to pass some of these places on a daily basis. It has not escaped my attention that many of the customers buying these tyres are in the younger driver bracket.

Over the past years I have gone out of my way to ask young people about this trend. Normally it is at a family gathering where my children’s friends are attending. Of course my kids are adults now and so I ask their friends about buying part worn tyres. To my horror many of them do not know anything about them? In fact they thought that these tyres were a legitimate choice.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Do not buy part worn tyres

Shockingly, one young lady driver. So, recently told me that she had bought two part worn tyres for £20. Resourcefully, she could now afford to buy some more expensive perfume. Another frightening fact ! So is that many of the younger drivers asked ! Consequently, did not know anything about tyre pressures. Including any affects that low and high tyre pressure may have on their driving skills.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving

Scenes like this are lovely to look at but young drivers should take extra care and slow down.

To my surprise the one area of expertise concerning knowledge about their cars, was in fact insurance. They know all about the little black boxes that insurance companies fit in young drivers cars. Hence, to help reduce their insurance premium if they drive more carefully.

In general they should take notice of older more experienced drivers. When winter arrives take things steady when driving in bad weather. Carry extra clothing and a plastic snow shovel, just in case. however the best safety advice that I could give would be to fit winter tyres at the beginning of winter. Winter tyres will give the driver a safer journey and indeed more confidence when negotiating driving on snow and ice covered roads.

Make sure that you have the correct tyre pressures. This boosts ride comfort along with performance and durability of your tyres. Winter tyres are best for drivers that may have to face snowy and water drenched roads. Of course during the winter months.

Young Drivers-Winter Driving-Winter challenges all ages but careful driving will prevail

Consequently, winter driving is challenging for most motorists. Whether you live in the hills and mountains that sees a lot of snow and ice every winter. Or you live further south where you may only have a few weeks of nasty weather. Winter driving can be hazardous.

Whether you are young or old (like me) then weather conditions can be unpredictable. Subsequently, placing extra demands on your vehicle and your driving skills. To ensure your driving safety this winter season, you must be prepared. As in so many circumstances in life a little preparation before hand can make all the difference later on.

Eric Roberts

 Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads – Automotive Blog

Source: Automotive Blog Unprepared younger drivers at risk on winter roads – Automotive Blog

Apollo Winter Tyres to the Rescue in Yorkshire Crematorium for Halifax Funeral Company

Apollo Winter Tyres

Apollo Winter Tyres to the RescueApollo Winter Tyres

 

In early November we received a phone call from a local undertaker. Melia Funeral Services,here in Halifax, West Yorkshire in England UK.

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Hearses with their new winter tyres  fitted

No problem there. Because throughout the year the company normally just have a puncture fixed now and then. This is due to the fact. Hence, that their hearses do not do much mileage. Usually drive at a snail’s pace, when driving to the cemetery or crematorium.

However this call was different. Melias wanted to buy two sets of Apollo Winter Tyres for their hearses. The reason for this was that the hearses were getting stuck on the incline to the chapel in Elland crematorium, and were getting a little embarrassed when getting stuck.

We thought it was a bit funny at first but they had obviously given the problem some thought and were not prepared to get stuck this coming winter. I actually visited this crematorium  to take a look for myself, but the incline is not that steep. I think it is because the hearse drives really slowly. In a normal car you could probably take a run at this and clear it easily, even without special Apollo Winter Tyres fitted.

Apollo Winter tyres fitted

The strange thing is that last winter was the mildest for twenty years and the snowfall was minimalistic. The funeral company have kept the tyres on all year round and now that we are approaching the new cold spell, they will be keeping their fingers crossed that they did not waste their money and we have a couple of spells of snow to try out their new Apollo Winter Tyres

Here in Halifax we are in a very hilly area and sell many sets of these wheels but this is the most unusual reason that I have heard of, the hearses came in and we fitted 2 sets of 22560R16 Apollo Winter Tyres and the hearses won’t get stuck again.(we hope?) .

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Having worked in the Garage and Winter Tyres Business and Battery business now for 40 years. So, I worked for a couple of national tyre companies. Hence, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business.

 

Apollo Winter Tyres

Park Wood crematorium in Elland

Driving in Winter

Winter Tyres Important-Safety is the first priority by fitting these tyres in Winter

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Like every other year then Winter comes around again. Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax it is also a very exciting year. Because it is winter tyre season again. As a result, drivers still ask us about the need for winter tyres. Our answers are always the same.

These tyres are specially made to cope with all aspects of winter weather. Hence, from heavy rain or frosts to the possibility of a big snow storm. So we never really know what the weather can throw at us.

This winter has started out to be a cold one and already drivers are fitting their winter tyres in preparation for what may come our way. Thus the keyword is safety. With winter tyres fitted to your car then you will be ready for anything that winter throws at you. All our customers who fit winter tyres thank and praise us for our recommendations.

Winter Tyres Important-Whats the difference?

Winter tyres generally have deeper tread. Of course, with specifically designed patterns. Allowing snow and slush to be cleared as the car drives through the bad weather. Winters are made with a specific rubber compound that includes a silica compound. Hence, that stays softer and more flexible in the cold weather. As a result, that provides more contact to the road surface and thus more control.

Subsequently, winter tyres are absolutely essential for winter driving safety. If you are lucky enough to be going to the local mountains to ski. In fact some countries snow tyres are often mandatory. Consequently, winters have to be fitted from March to November.

This advice is also applicable to rental cars. Consider renting one with snow tyres in any mountain area. Including vans. Sometimes it will cost a little extra, but it is well worth paying.

When getting out of the city in any higher elevation it is likely you will encounter winter conditions and therefore will require snow tires to get you to where you have to go safely.

Winter Tyres Important-Especially for SUV and all-terrain vehicles

Our terrain here in Halifax is very hilly and rugged in places. Thus many of our customers do fit winter tyres. Especially, with the rise of the SUV vehicle. SUV’s are notoriously bad at gripping in bad weather conditions. As a result, these SUV tyres are the most popular tyres that we fit.

Before the start of the winter. So, you should consider a set of winter tyres. As a result, the best way to keep your vehicle moving and safe. Of course, on the roads during bad weather times. Especially in areas where it is difficult to get around in a vehicle fitted with regular summer tyres. Hence, once you leave the city into open country or a hilly area. Then your need for winter tyres will increase.

Here at pellon Tyres we recommend the award winning Nokian tyres.

Eric Roberts

 

 

 

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Winter tyres rush-Massive Push for Winter Tyres

Winter tyres rush


Massive Winter tyres rush

This past few weeks has been hectic to say the least. I think that one of the contributors to this.Was the front page warning of a cold and  snowy weather here in Britain. To arrive over the next six weeks.Consequently, as my readers well know. I am always advocating the need for drivers to fit winter tyres. Of course, onto their cars in November,

Winter tyres rush

Nissan Terrano having 4 Yokohama winter tyres

 

Winter tyres rush

Honda CV having 4 Dunlop Grandtrek tyres fitted

 A popular request was for Nokian Winter Tyres but my customers in Halifax thought they were a bit on the expensive side and so went for our favourite winter tyres, the General Winters.

Winter tyres rush

Of course, we have been selling and stocking Yokohama tyres now for three years. Therefore, we are very pleased at the quality of the products and the competitiveness of the prices.

I have decided to do a sort of collage of some of the cars that have had winter tyres fitted in the past Winter tyres rush weeks, just out of interest really.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Of course, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Consequently,I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Thus, before starting my first business. Naturally, I now own a garage and MOT testing centre.Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Now blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes.naturally, are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Winter tyres rush

Citroen Xsara Picasso having a Winter tyres rush buying 4 Yokohama winter tyres fitted

Nokian Winter Tyres

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market- With Dealer Expansion in The UK and The USA Markets

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Jaguar F Sport SUV fitted with a new set of Nokian winter tyres

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

This was great news for the tyre industry. But also great news for road safety. So at last the motorists have taken notice of the tyre experts and friends. Many garages and tyre dealers are beginning to increase stocks of snow tyres. But stocks are very low so telephone or go online to see what you can find. Remember this is only the beginning of winter and so snow or winter tyres will be a good investment.

Garages and tyre retailers began to see the motorists complimenting them. On how good these type of tyres really were in snow. Many garages and tyre dealers have some stocks of snow tyres. Hence, stocks are very low so telephone or go online to see what you can find.

Motorists from all over the country. Were bestowing the advantages of changing to winter tyres. From summer tyres for the winter months. Prices in the last few weeks have doubled. Indeed put the price out of reach for many motorists.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Especially with smaller cars, silly when safety is at stake, perhaps next winter people should start buying their tyres at the end of summer. Thus, when prices are not much different to summer tyres.

It looks like the penny may have dropped as regards the drivers of SUV and Crossover vehicles. Indeed many SUV owners are also thinking about a set of spare wheels with snow tyres fitted. This seems to me to make the most common sense thing to do. Of course, you could go to a breakers yard for a set or pair of used wheels to keep the cost down.

SUV drivers really suffered in the harsh snowy winters of a couple of years ago. We noticed that the BMW drivers were all over the road. Skidding on their summer tyres. I think that some of these drivers thought that they were invincible in bad weather. As a result they were far from safe? The large diameter wheels on this type of vehicle meant that in bad weather then they lost control very easily.

Many of these SUV drivers did eventually fit or buy a set of spare steel wheels. This is the most effective way for using winter tyres and you would probably make a set last three winters or more. So, by changing them from your summer tyres from say November to March. Some tyre dealers have started storing customers winter tyres or wheels over the Summer months. Known as “tyre hotels” some for a small fee others may do it for free. Therefore, it may be worth asking, especially for those living in flats or drivers without a garage.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

As mentioned before I have had many customers telephoning me. Thanking me for the advice I have given them about fitting snow tyres. One lady customer was so pleased that she came back and wanted a set fitting to her mothers car she was so impressed. The sting in the tail is that suppliers started to inflate prices due to demand. Especially internet companies from the continent.

Nokians were in great demand. They were always number one in European tyre tests and so were much sought after.Now of course Nokian tyres have built up a UK tyre dealer network. Pellon Tyres are the Nokian dealers for the Calder valley area of the UK.

This winter 2010/ 2011 has proved to be worse than the winter before. Indeed November of that year had been breaking records for the coldest and the amount of snow fall. Indeed in South Yorkshire the snow reached depths of two feet in some areas. Of course, stranding many motorists, the only people who could move had either 4×4 s or were fitted with winter tyres.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Garages and auto centres have noticed a massive increase in All-weather tyre sales this winter. However some motorists took the advice of some experts, who commented that, “motorists are becoming much more safety conscious” and “have bought new snow tyres this winter for the first time”. In fact there has been a rapid growth in the number of tyre companies. Hence, that are developing the all-weather tyres.

Nokian Targets CUV-SUV Tyre Market

Most notably Michelin tyres brought out the excellent CrossClimate tyres. This is a bit of an anomaly. because it is a summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities. This tyre carries the three peaks snow tyre sidewall emblem.

These Michelin CrossClimate have proved to be a great success. In fact many motorists are beginning to discover the great advantage of snow and winter tyres in bad weather situations. Garages and tyre dealer began to see the motorists complimenting them. of course, on how good these type of tyres really were in snow.

 Nokian Tyres Inc. is once again expanding its lineup of all-season tires designed specifically for the North American market. The eNtyre C/S targets the growing CUV and SUV tire segment.

Source: Nokian Targets CUV and SUV Tire Market With eNtyre C/S – Suppliers – Modern Tire Dealer

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show – Tyre Business

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show Tire Business The tire maker said its exhibit will introduce the company’s concept of “The Science of Tire Grip Performance,” and highlight its “advanced technological capabilities and its corporate…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama car Tyres

Yokohama car Tyres are probably one of the most forward thinking tyre companies in the World. One of the ways that the company will show of its prowess will be to exhibit through a stand at the Tokyo Motor Show.

yokohama tyres

Yokohama Advan F4 racing tyres

 

The company will demonstrate to car drivers. On how it strives to create a better tyre grip. So, on all its tyre products and all its tyre categories. Yokohama Japan have also been striving and succeeding in the development of lighter fuel efficient tyres. Subsequently, by the use of new compounds combined with new materials. Such as the addition of “orange oil”. Yes Yokohama car Tyresorange oil! Yokohama car Tyres has been using this as an alternative to petroleum based oils for over 20 years. The first Yokohama UK tyres to use this were in a compound used for racing car tyre slicks (these are tyres that have no tread, for use on dry race circuits to give more grip and for a softer compound), the orange oil helps the tyre to become sticky when they get heated up to give more traction.

More reading… http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/news/the-science-behind-yokohamas-orange-oil-tires-8146348

Yokohama car Tyres is also developing a new tyre that will grip on ice, without the help of studs, very useful in the very cold countries that normally have to rely on studded tyres. The booth will be well worth visiting and will include a concept car that is an electric car, to show off some of the new technologies, including its own super light tyres known as “fin tyres” that reduce air drag and help control the cars air drag by reducing it.

Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

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Your winter tyres-Making sure your ready for your winter tyres – KSHB-Eric Roberts

Your winter tyres

Your winter tyres

Your winter tyres, will help you drive like this in the coming winter

KSHB

Tips from Toby: Making sure your winter tyres are ready for winter

KSHB

“The control of the vehicle, you can imagine having three tires at the proper pressure and one that is say 10 pounds or even 15 too low.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Your winter tyres Tips from Eric

Winter is now on its way here in the Northern hemisphere, and if you want to get to work on time and impress your boss, it is time to fit your winter tyres.

Your winter tyres do not only give your car stability in snow, but they also protect you by gripping the road better in very wet conditions and prevent your car from aquaplaning. This is when a film of water forms between the road surface and your tyres, causing your car to lose grip with the road surface.

We always fit Best Winter Tyres to our vehicles and I can guarantee that they make you feel much safer in snow and bad inclement weather, and that’s because they are much safer than summer ones.

Summer tyre lose their suppleness  when the temperature drops below 7 degrees C, whereas Your winter tyres contain silica in the compound, which helps them to be more flexible

Your winter tyres

Yokohama racing experience have given an edge in tyre development.

and aid gripping to the road surface in cold weather. A couple of brands that i would recommend, would be a budget tyre brand called Jinyu and a mid-range tyre brand called Nokian Tyres UKboth these  brands have been tested and proven by us here in Halifax UK, and in many other Winter Tyres Test Results.

Your winter tyres-Thanks Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. As a result, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Before starting my first business. Consequently, I now own a garage and MOT testing centre. Locally, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. As a result, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Including their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes . Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

See on www.kshb.com

Winter Tyres Safety-One Of The Best Safety Items You Could Add To Your Car.


Winter Tyres Safety is now taken seriously 

This year (here in the UK) we have had what we could call a good Summer, with nice long sunny day’s with a few rainy days scattered here and there. Now we are well into September and the weather is starting to turn colder. We at Pellon Tyres recon that it is the end of October before we start to get the Easterly winds that bring colder weather, (and dare I say it) snow.

The past three or four years have been particularly cold and snowy and not been funny but this is the weather that we in the tyre trade just love, (for obvious reasons?). This year will be no exception, we will be praying for more of the same this winter; it could even be a little harsher in my opinion, “one man’s loss is another man’s gain” as the saying goes.

Winter Tyres Safety

Scenes like this in Sowerby, West Yorkshire caught us all out in March 2013

One of the good things that came out of the bad winters is our concern for Winter Tyres Safety and so we introduced a “TYRE HOTEL” system for our customers to store their winter and summer tyres. We fit the winter tyres in October and November and change them back to their summer tyres in March, although last year it snowed in March, and so we changed most of them in April and May.

Tyre hotel has become very popular for Winter Tyres Safety

We are pleased to say that this will be our third year, operating this system and it has become a very popular Winter Tyres Safety service for our customers. We did not advertise the service and all the new business that we have gained has come from “word of mouth”. This situation pleases me very much, because it is something that we all strive for and is a good way of keeping contact with your customers. The only problem we are starting to have is the lack of storage, we have customers winter tyres stored all over the place?

For tyre dealers who do not have “tyre hotel” facilities, and live in a hilly area where they are likely to have snow fall, then I would recommend that you give it a try. Another advantage that we have is that our customers have no qualms about buying a replacement tyre when they need one. When we point out that the tread is below the legal limit, they simply ask us to replace the tyre, no ringing round or going onto the internet, as long as we charge them at a competitive price and a fair price they are happy to trust us, it is a great way of keeping onto your customers.

We charge £10 for each time that we fit and/or refit a tyre, that’s £40 for the four. We also charge £10 for each tyre stored over the winter/summer period. This charge also includes valve and balancing, but s I say it has proved to be a good way of retaining some of our customers in this very competitive business.

We are now advising our customers that require new ones at the moment, to think about fitting Apollo Winter Tyres, instead of summer tyres and we are

Winter Tyres Safety

Apollo Winter Tyres ready to be fitted

getting a good response from motorists who are now becoming much wiser about the products  and tyre safety and the people that fit winters  have thanked us on many an occasion for our advice and safety of Winter Tyres Safety in bad weather.

Article written by Eric Robertswww.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who

need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

SUV Safety Winter Tyres- Take better control over your SUV in bad weather by fitting winter tyres

SUV Safety Winter Tyres

SUV Safety Winter Tyres are a must for SUV cars

 

suv winter tyres

Winter tyres on this Porsche SUV in the Halifax Fitting station Yorkshire UK

When you been in the tyre trade as long as I have. Then we often get offered opportunities to help test new tyres. Hence, from the different tyre manufacturers. You may wonder what this has to do with SUV winter tyres. But a couple of years ago I was offered a chance to test drive some SUV vehicle. Thus, fitted with Vredestein SUV Winter Tyres. So to prove how different this type of car performed on winter tyres.

The cars included many different models. Including the new Range Rover the new Porsche Cayenne and the BMW MX and Mercedes ML models. We were all flown to Austria and headed for the mountains.

SUV Tyres-Fear in my eyes

All the cars were fitted with the excellent Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme tyres. Which were designed by the great car designer Giugiari. of course, the cars were driven by professional test drivers (and boy did I know it). I was in the passenger seat and another couple of guys were in the back.

We climbed upwards until we reached the snow line. The drivers then let loose, they were that confident with the snow tyres fitted that they drove these SUVs like mad men. We were driven on ice and snow through forested areas and up and down steep ravines at high speed . I had never been as frightened in my life, my eyes were popping out with fear. I was ever so glad when the tyre tests were finished, but it proved to how good these cars were with SUV Winter Tyres fitted.

Most of these cars come fitted with summer tyres when new so it is well worth investing in a set of SUV Winter Tyres to give you full driver confidence when the Apollo suv Winter Tyreswinter weather comes along, as many drivers of these vehicles found to their cost when they got stuck in snow and ice in the last few winters.

Apollo winter tyres make excellent  Winter Tyres.

One of the top tyre manufacturers to make excellent SUV Winter Tyres for the SUVs are Apollo. They are world renowned at making great tyres for winter. The tyres are now made at the famous Vredestein winter tyre factory in Holland. 

More reading…

“The Wintrac Nextreme has been developed for drivers of stylish cars with powerful engines who want to be able to drive at relatively high speeds, even when temperatures are low. It is a modern SUV Winter Tyres with great steering precision, low noise production and low rolling resistance. The Wintrac Nextreme has been designed in close collaboration with Giugiaro Design. The innovative tread design, in which the tread is integrated into the sidewall design, gives the tyre a unique look. In addition, the tyre guarantees excellent performance even in the most extreme situations. The Wintrac Nextreme already complies with the European regulations for wet grip and noise, which will come into force in 2012”… http://www.vredesteinwintertyres.co.uk/

Eric Roberts