Choose appropriate winter tyres for the weather conditions in your area

205/55R16 winter tyres

If living in an area that has reoccurring severe winters with lots of snow and ice you need to invest a set of good quality winter tyres. Especially if the area where you reside has long winters. Once deciding to invest in winter tyres there is still the decision whether to get studded tyres or non-studded tyres. The things that should be considered when choosing a tyre is first of all what kind of winter conditions you will be driving in as well as your experience level driving on snow and ice. You also have an option of investing in winter approved all-weather tyres.

Once you have decided if you want studded tyres, non-studded or all-weather tyres, then you will need to make sure that you select the correct dimension. If you have a medium size car you will probably need something like 205/55R16 winter tyres or 205/55R16 all-weather tyres. The 205/55R16 studded tyres or non-studded are also available, but you will need to confirm the dimensions in the user’s manual

Studded tyres are more suitable if you live near the coast, where the roads tend to be icy during the winter, where you need the best possible grip on ice. Non-studded tyres on the other hand are more suited for snowy roads. Premium non-studded tyres of high-quality offers extreme grip on ice and snow as well as wet surfaces whether you select studded or non-studded. They will have the “three peak mountain snowflake”-symbol on the sidewall signifying that they are officially approved for winter use. 

If you choose non-studded tyres, they have the advantage of being able to be mounted on earlier in the autumn which is a big advantage if the area where you live has unpredictable weather during autumn. The same holds true for the spring when the weather can change rapidly. You can also use the non-studded tyres on all roads and all countries during the winter seasons, without restrictions. There have been many advances in the rubber compounds along with other tyre technologies which makes having a studded tyres less important. If you do however choose the studded tyres you can be sure that nothing outperforms these tyre on ice and packed snow, giving you the ultimate in grip and traction.

Nothing outperforms dedicated winter tyres, studded tyres or non-studded tyres alike, for severe winter conditions. Winter tyres are made of a flexible rubber compound as well as a unique tread design that is meant to be used on ice, snow and slush. They do not have to compromise for use in other seasons like the summer and all-weather tyres do. When you mount them on your car you can rest assured that you will enjoy the ultimate in grip and traction both for accelerating, braking and going around corners. 

The important thing is to make sure that you always use winter tyres on your vehicle when you have snow and low temperatures. Then you will need to make sure that you select tyres of the correct dimensions and tyres that fit the driving conditions in your area. Just make sure to fit them before the first snow arrives.

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