Non-studded tyres offer the best safety and convenience ratio

As winter is approaching and you have to change to winter tyres to ensure safe driving during the winter, you have a few tyre options. If you live in an area where there is no snow, then you can of course continue to drive with summer tyres. However, most parts do have some winter conditions during the winter season, which everything from few months proper winter to in some cases just short stints of snow occurring and melting away few days later.

If you have proper winters, the best is always to change to winter tyres, where you have studded and non-studded tyres. The studded tyres are prohibited in Germany and Poland. They also come with some restrictions related to their time of use. If you live in one of these countries or you plan to visit or drive through them during the winter season, you will need to have non-studded tyres. The non-studded tyres can be used in all the countries and do provide almost as good grip on hard packed snow and ice, and they are equally good on snow. There are no date restrictions related to non-studded tyres, so they can be mounted earlier to ensure that you have them on your car before the snow arrives.

You can also use winter approved all-weather tyres, that can be used all-year round and can be good in areas that have a bit more irregular winters, but you still want to ensure that you can use your car safely anytime of the year regardless of weather. The add both convenience and safety to these areas. Since it is dangerous to drive with summer tyres in winter conditions, this will make sure that you can avoid doing that. You do however need to rotate the tyres during the year to extend their lifetime.

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