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Winter wheels and tyres

14 Nov 2021 19:11 #240123 by DrRobin
Replied by DrRobin on topic Winter wheels and tyres
This is quite a good article


It says winter tyres contain more natural rubber to help keep them soft at low temperatures below 7C. It goes on, winter tyres shouldn't be used above 7C as they don't offer the same level of grip as summer tyres. The article advises winter tyres only where the temperature is below 0C and suggests that if you have winter tyres, then you probably need a second set for most of the rest of the year.

M+S and the 3 peaks Snow flake symbol will appear on a winter tyre, but that doesn't guarantee that the rubber will be soft enough to make it a true winter tyre, just that they have passed the minimum requirements for mud and snow.

Perhaps we would be better with a good all season tyre, there aren't that many days in the UK when the temperature is below 7C all day, or even that much snow.

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14 Nov 2021 19:32 #240125 by Roger Fairclough
Thank you gv42, if you think I may understand it better, translate away.

Viv, once she had stopped laughing, tried to explain that it was something to do with a squirrel. This was the point when I started laughing but seriously folks, Doc Robin has put it as eloquently as necessary.
Cheers Doc.


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