In the UK we have a climate that does not vary to extremes’ but in recent winters the occasional high levels of snow and ice have severely disrupted travel plans. Winter Tyres are designed specifically to combat this type of driving conditions, enabling greater road handling and grip. Using a high level of silica combined with a specialist tread pattern, winter tyres maintain a flexible structure below +7C. While swapping from Summer Tyres to Winter Tyres is not a legal requirement here as on mainland Europe, we are finding more and more drivers following this seasonal change over.