What are the different types of tyres

Thinking about changing your tyres? Discover the difference between the tyres available

The weather changes throughout the year and this also has an impact on driving conditions on the road. When you choose to change your tyres to match the appropriate season, you will see the benefit.

What is the difference between Summer and Winter Tyres?

The most obvious difference between Summer and Winter Tyres are the tyre treads. On Winter Tyres the tread cuts into the tyre in curved chevron patterns and they are also chunkier however summer tyres have a more circular tread.

Both tyres are also made from different rubber with each type of rubber designed to adapt to and work effectively in the different driving conditions.

What are the 3 types of Tyres to switch to?

  • All -season - Can be used throughout the year
  • Summer - Provide better all-round performance in the warmer months
  • Winter - Usually fitted when temperatures drop below 7°C


All-season Tyres

All season tyres are designed to cope with less extreme climates, they can be used in spring, summer, autumn or winter.

This tyre combines elements from both Summer and Winter tyres to create something that can perform in all round climates.

They do not however provide the performance that specialist tyres such as Summer of Winter tyres do.

Summer Tyres

Summer tyres are designed for use in temperatures above 7°C. However, if you use them in temperatures below this, they quickly harden. Driving in winter conditions in Summer tyres is dangerous and you can risks damaging your tyres.

Winter Tyres

Winter tyres are designed to provide optimum traction and grip in colder conditions. 

The specially designed tread helps to disperse water/snow which improves the tyres contact with the road.

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