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Tyres Winter

Winter Tyres And The Benefits

At Soltyrewe understand the importance and benefits to be had from using winter tyres, especially when one is forced to endure a climate such as ours. In winter tyres can make the difference between being mobile on a particular day or not and helping you to appreciate the advantages of having winter or all season product fitted to your vehicle is important to us.


The greater percentage of motorists may be unaware that these tyres perform well in any condition below +7 degrees centigrade and one of the chief reasons for this is due to a winter tyre having a specially developed compound that contains more natural rubber meaning the tyre doesn`t harden as quickly in colder operating ranges resulting in a greater level of grip. This accompanied with surrated sipe design means that winter tyres are far more efficient at evacuating snow and slush crystals when compared with a conventional tyre tread block.The rubber compounds of a summer tyre are more likely to harden once the tyre faces conditions outside of its lowest optimum operating temperature range where a winter tyre will not. The same rule applies with regard to the performance characteristics of a winter tyre losing its `edge` in higher temperature`s at which point a summer tyre is further into its optimum operating temperature range.

The result from having winter tyres fitted in appropriate conditions is increased grip - a vehicle travelling at 30 mph fitted with with winter tyres will come to a standstill on a snow covered road after approximately 35 metres which is roughly 8 metres shorter than when compared to approximately 43 metres which is the stopping distance for the standard tyre.

There are many benefits to having winter tyres fitted and our online tyre search facility below makes it easy for you to search for and order your winter tyres but should you have any further questions with regard to all season or winter tyres and how Soltyre can keep you on the road this winter,please click here to  contact Soltyre for all of your winter tyre needs.

Thank you for visiting our winter tyre page, we look forward to hearing from you.


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Areas served around Dumfries:

Dalton, Airdrie, Annan, Auldgirth, Brechin, Cargenbridge, Carrutherstown, Castle Douglas, Collin, Crocketford, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Glencaple, Gretna, Heathhall, Holywood, Kircudbright, Locharbriggs, Lochfoot, Lochmaben, Lockerbie. Moffat, Parkgate, Sanquhar, Terregles, Thornhill. Torthorwald.

Other services offered by Soltyre Ltd:

Tyre Repair, Wheel Alignment