"In my region, it almost never snows"; "I drive only short distances, mostly in the city". True, most people in the UK consider these factors before buying a set of winter tyres in Oxford, but do you know, experts recommend using winter tyres whenever the temperature drops below 7°C?
Winter tyres are specially designed tyres able to grip the road even through layers of ice. At Phillips Tyres, Oxford, you will find a vast collection of tyres to choose from. We stock almost every popular brand at great prices.
How to select and use a new set of winter tyres
Winter tyres are remarkably different from their cousins. They are made of a softer rubber compound that stays pliable even in the harsh cold. They also have deeper grooves to grip the road over a bed of snow.
When you visit us to buy winter tyres at Oxford, we will help you pick the best set depending on your driving habit, vehicle type, budget, etc. However, you should remember a few things before buying a new set; here are a few of them –
- Tread – The best tyre, however, is of no use if the profile doesn’t provide enough grip, especially in mud and snow. The legally prescribed minimum tread depth is 1.6 millimetres for winter tyres. However, tyre experts and automobile clubs (RAC, AA etc.) recommend at least four millimetres for safety reasons.
The age of the tyres also plays a role. After six years, the rubber compound will become so hard that it won’t provide enough grip at low temperatures.
- Assembly – Anyone who fits winter tyres should do so on all four wheels. With different tyres, the car can start skidding even with moderately strong braking.
To maintain the same road grip on all four tyres, change the entire set whenever you decide to buy winter tyres Oxford.
At our store, you will find a variety of famous manufacturers' products available for sale, all with proper tyre labels attached. Here is a short list of companies that we stock.
Every single product is offered at affordable winter tyres price.
Visit Phillips Tyres to buy winter tyres in Oxford
If you are looking for that perfect set of tyres, stop by our showroom anytime. We have a variety of products to offer you, and all are available at attractive prices. Also, visit our website to know more about winter tyres in Oxford.