Delticom: Beware the winter cold snap
Delticom AG. Hanover/London. Date 21st January 2013
Many parts of the UK are now experiencing below average temperatures together with snow and ice. Icy conditions and snow tend to concentrate the mind of drivers to stay both safe and mobile in what are difficult driving conditions. When the air temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius summer tyres, which are fitted to most new cars in the UK, do not perform as well as winter or cold weather tyres which have the capability of not just dealing with snow but also coping with icy conditions as well.
A survey* undertaken by Europe's leading online tyre retailer Delticom, trading in the UK as mytyres.co.uk, revealed that the majority of UK drivers are not aware of the benefits of fitting winter tyres and yet in the same survey, motorists rated staying mobile in their cars on the road during winter conditions was rated very highly.
Delticom is acknowledged as being the European specialists in the supply of winter and cold weather tyres. This wide range of tyres can be purchased easily, conveniently and safely online at www.mytyres.co.uk and can be fitted locally at the driver's home, place or work or at one of the company's 2,000 service partners located throughout the UK. The company also offer a very useful fully fitted service.
The major benefits of fitting winter tyres is to stay safe on the road and to be prepared if wintery road conditions arrive overnight. Unlike summer tyres they do not harden at low temperatures, they provide much better grip in wintery conditions, such as ice, slush and snow. Moreover, winter tyres have the ability of giving shorter braking distances on snow covered roads. This all contributes to staying safe on the road during winter diving conditions.
* Delticom Report: tyres online 2012
Footnote: Drivers are six times more likely to have an accident in winter months and nearly half of all accident claims are made during winter months.
Source: Continental Tyres press information, 11/2012, 01/13
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