- December 18, 2017
- By Randeep
- In News
- Tags tyres Hillingdon
The weather has taken a decidedly chilly turn and there is snow and ice everywhere, so if you do have to drive somewhere you need to take extra care or you could find yourself off the road or in a collision with another driver… not what you need this close to Christmas.
When driving in snow, you really would be wise to use winter tyres on your car. In some parts of Europe, it’s actually a legal requirement for drivers to have two sets of wheels and tyres – one for summer and one for winter.
Winter tyres use rubber with a higher silica content than summer ones and feature a tread pattern specifically designed to remain flexible in low temperatures. This will help you with handling and braking when driving on ice, snow and wet roads when it’s cold outside. If you live in a remote part of the country, it would definitely be a good idea to use these.
You should also make sure your tyres are properly inflated so you know you’re as safe as you can be on the road. Never use cruise control when driving on a slippery surface, whether it’s ice, snow or water. And you should always try to keep the tank at least half full to prevent fuel line freeze-up.
If driving in snow, always accelerate and decelerate slowly so you can regain traction and avoid skids. Never try to move off in a hurry and give yourself enough time to stop for red lights and so on.
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