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There is a lack of awareness in the UK about winter tyres - perhaps motorists are not aware they exist or they think that the tyre can only be used during times of heavy snow or ice. Drivers will benefit from using winter tyres on slush, ice, frost and even wet roads. In fact any time the temperature dips below +7 degrees centigrade, you’re better off on winter tyres.

What’s the difference between a winter and a summer tyre?


The rubber compound of a winter tyre is very different to a summer tyre. It's designed specifically to work in temperatures under +7 degrees centigrade. When the temperature drops, a summer tyres' compounds lose their flexibility, making them less grippy in low temperatures.

Why Fit Winter Tyres?

As vehicle design and technology has advanced over the years - tyres have done the same to cope with heavier faster cars with more advanced braking systems. Other parts of the world have extreme winter versus summer conditions, winter tyres have been specially developed over many years and work best in temperatures under 7 degrees Celsius. They look like normal tyres but perform differently. 

The UK weather is not normally extreme but on average, it does have many days that are cold with a surprising number of them with ice and snow. The last two winters have had many people struggling to get out of their road or driveway.


Last winter Kimarnock tyres helped more customers stay safe on the road with winter tyres than anyone else. This year we have ordered even more and are determined to do all we can to help UK motorists keep moving through the winter - whatever the weather has in store for us. Winter tyres could be in short supply this year so don't be left out in the cold!

Your tyre size

To find out your tyre size, look at the tyres already fitted. All the information you need is on the sidewall of the tyres.

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