With the winter months moving in, the mornings and evenings are getting colder which means that the roads can become icy and frozen, especially when its been raining. Having the right tyres with optimum quality tread can make all the difference in cold, wet and icy conditions reducing the chance of sliding out and loosing control. So don’t get caught out this winter and make sure your tyres are winter worthy with our great low cost new and part worn snow and winter tyre deals.
Don’t Get Caught on the Ice this Winter! Make sure your tyres are winter worthy with us!
Whether you’re just driving to work or driving is your business, whether you own a small car to large truck or van, Seal Island Tyres can help you to stay safe on the wintry roads of West Sussex or wherever you travel to this winter! Pop in to us to get a free tyre check and recommendation and quote on the spot. Especially if you do have worn tyres on your vehicle. You may need new tyres which we may have in stock or we can order them in for you if you need them.
We have the Best Prices for New and Part Worn Tyres in West Sussex w/ Price Match and offer free tyre disposal. And you can expect to receive a Professional Vehicle Maintenance Service for Your car including puncture repairs, wheel tracking and balancing. Brake pads and brake discs, exhaust pipes, suspension, oil, batteries and more.
Do You Need Winter Tyres For The Winter of 2015?
We’ve covered both the pros and cons to fitting winter tyres in our Guide on Choosing Winter Tyres for Your Car in Cold Winter Months. In the winter months 10% of European drivers fit winter tyres, in countries like Germany where it is colder for longer over 50% of drivers do. Winter tyres aren’t like your normal tyre as they can have different tread and be softer improving grip on frozen roads. Some can be used in all conditions all year round. But for really snowy, slushy conditions, snow chains can be fitted to the wheel which can provide much more grip and traction.
- Having good winter tyres on can decrease the likelihood of having a collision during cold winter months due to having more grip, traction and control.
- Driving conditions are improved with winter tyres in frozen conditions compared to standard summer time tyres making you safer.
- In freezing circumstances, a summertime tyre can require a minimum of an additional 8 meters before it will come to a full stop compared to a winter tyre which is 2 more car distances.
If you think you need winter tyres or are unsure, pop in to see us and we’ll have a look and let you know. We can give you a free estimation and quote on the spot or give us a call first and we’ll let you know if we have yours in or have to order them for you.
Seal Island Tyres – Vehicle Maintenance Services West Sussex
Tel: 01243 641600 / 07557 515385
Monday: 8.15am to 5.00pm
Tuesday: 8.15am to 5.00pm
Wednesday: 8.15am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 8.15am to 5.00pm
Friday: 8.15am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.15am to 12.00pm
Enborne Business Park (Next to the Nature Reserve)
To ensure complete safety, fitting high quality snow tyres is critical during the frozen winter months as snow tyres have better grip on snowy and icy roads which will help you to stop quicker and improve the steering of the car also. Dangerous driving conditions inevitably result in road closures, stranded vehicles, minor accidents and long delays. All usually caused by not having the correct tyres for the environment.
Seal Island Tyres can install snow tyres on your car for you. Whether you have a small or lightweight or heavyweight car, van or lorry, you will find you will benefit from having Snow tyres on your car.
Are winter tyres okay for all seasons?
Not particularly because the tread on a snow tyre has a more aggressive tread pattern than summer car tyres. Although snow tyres are designed to retain their flexibility at low temperatures unlike in the summer time when the roads are hot. Remember, because you’re using winter tyres for your summer tyres for at least a quarter of the year, you’ll also save wear on your other tyres which prolongs their life also. Lastly, rubber can become brittle at low temperatures so summer tires are not suitable to be used in winter times.
How do snow tyres work?
Snow tyres have a uniquely designed tread and rubber compound composition to provide the best road grip, handling and safety for drivers. Snow tyres have different tread patterns which are more of a block pattern with large center groves to dissipate the water and slush. The blocks give you more road contact surface but don’t clog up with snow because of the spaces between them. They also have slits known as “sipes” which help to dissipate the slush and water.
Now obviously always buying new snow tyres every year could be expensive so you should store your snow tyres properly. Seal Island Tyres is happy to fit them for you whenever you need. Simply bring them in with you and we’ll fit them to your car there and then.
In places where the weather is extreme, like Alaska. The law makes it mandatory to use snow tyres. Over here in the UK it is optional of course but definitely well worth considering for your own benefit. If you’d like to know more about snow tyres and whether we can fit them to your car then give us a call on 01243 641600 or 07821 566948 and we’ll be happy to help.
Safe Snow Driving Tips
- Only drive in the snow unless you absolutely have to. Traveling in the daytime is safer than at night.
- When driving – always leave more room between you and the vehicle in front to allow for increased braking distances.
- If going on long distances in the snow – always tell someone of your plans and take a mobile phone for emergencies.
- Brake gently to avoid skidding and if your wheels start to lock up ease off the brake slow also.
- Keep to the crown of the road, where the water will be shallower, and look out for the white line
There’s no doubt having winter tyres installed on your car can improve your safety and handling as you get more grip on the road if driving in snow or frozen conditions. If you need winter tyres Seal Island Tyres can help. If the road temperature drops under 7 degrees for a few months of the winter season and it is snowy and icy for an extended period of time then fitting winter tyres will give you that extra grip and stability to keep you save and moving. (more…)