Snow Tyres - The Only Way to Roll this Winter
With the UK Met Office issuing severe weather warnings and the talk of multiple inches of snow and hazardous driving conditions, we could all probably do with donning some high quality snow tyres for the next few weeks.
Of course you may need to go out and purchase some as not everybody has snow tyres just lying around. However, imagine if you could utilise these futuristic James Bond-style snow tyres? These convertible Winter tyres are a concept design by well-known tyre manufacturer Nokian. Check out the video below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNXL2EEscuE
They are the first tyres to have snow studs built in that can be deployed and retracted electronically by the driver, which is both a sizeable step forward in technology and seriously impressive.
Now while this is a perfectly working concept, the reality of using such tyres in the UK is slightly more problematic due to the fact that studded snow tyres are now illegal here.
I've definitely got the wrong tyres on for today! Slicks and snow :( — Ewhen Chymera (@EChymera) January 21, 2015
Don't despair just yet. There's a large range of choice out there for the Great British motorist, and here are a few of those choices helpfully outlined by Auto Express. Visit each link below for their in-depth test results and review.
- Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850
- Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D
- Goodyear UltraGrip 9
- Hankook Winter iCept RS
- Michelin Alpin A4
- Nokian WR D3
- Pirelli Snowcontrol Serie 3
- Uniroyal MS plus 77
Hopefully this will help you make an informed decision should you come to purchase some snow tyres for your pride and joy.
You might also want to check out our Winter Driving Guide for tips and advice on the best way to handle your vehicle on snowy, icy roads. Take care out there and drive safe!