What should I keep in mind when choosing winter tyres?
Always check your vehicle’s registration for the recommended tyre size. When choosing winter tyres, consider how and where you drive, how safe you feel in winter conditions and your driving experience level.
This will help you decide whether to choose studded or non-studded tyres. Studded tyres even out changing driving conditions as grip is maintained on icy and wet roads. The positive characteristics of non-studded winter tyres include a flexible schedule for changing the tyres and low tyre noise, as they roll lightly and quietly, even on dry roads. Avoid using tyres of different brands and types on the same car at the same time. If you choose studded winter tyres, all of your tyres should be studded. It is also worth investing in tyre quality. The highest quality tyres – premium tyres – use the latest technology and higher-quality materials than budget tyres. Premium winter tyres are safer on winter roads. The grip is better and tests have shown that the braking distances on ice and snow are several meters shorter than for budget tyres. In high-quality studded tyres, special attention has also been paid to stud technologies that boost safety, driving comfort, and environmental friendliness.