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Making sure your tyres are ready for winter

Car tyres are one of the most important parts of your car. We rely on them each day to reach our destination safely. So it’s vital to make sure they are serviced and well looked after.

Below are some tips and advice when it comes time to get your tyres ready for winter.

Why should I change my tyres?

There is no legal requirement to change your tyres in winter. However winter tyres:

  • Perform better in colder conditions than tyres used in summer.

  • Help to promote road safety.

When should I change them?

  • Once the temperature drops below +7C

  • Mid October is the ideal time, don’t wait till there is frost and ice on the road.

What are the benefits of winter tyres?

  • Better grip and shorter stopping distances.

  • Increased fuel economy which can save you money.

  • Using the right tyres in the right conditions will help on wear and tear.

  • Likely to avoid a fine for using the wrong tyres.

If you're unsure your car tyres are road worthy why not get one of our highly trained mechanics to service them for you. Find your nearest UCCC garage today using our online garage finder.