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Time to Switch to Winter Tyres

When the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius, the adherence of regular tires is reduced, which in turn increases braking distances and the risk of aquaplaning or losing of control of the vehicle.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:November 28, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
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Time to Switch to Winter Tyres
There's no need to wait for snow to switch to winter tires. (Image: AFP Relaxnews)

As temperatures drop, drivers may want to think about switching to winter tires, which are highly recommended.

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When the temperature drops below seven degrees Celsius, the adherence of regular tires is reduced, which in turn increases braking distances and the risk of aquaplaning or losing of control of the vehicle. This is the crucial time to change tires. In fact, contrary to popular belief, it is recommended to use winter tires as soon as the temperature drops below the critical 7°C mark, even when it isn't snowing.

Winter tires offer several advantages. First of all, they maintain their elasticity even at lower temperatures, which can improve braking distances by up to 20%. Winter tires also have five times more fine grooves, or "sipes," on the tread surface than traditional tires, boosting adherence to the ground. Finally, they have wider and deeper tread grooves to rapidly evacuate rain, snow and mud.

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Drivers should always be sure to change all four vehicle tires and not just those on the drive wheels. As well as winter tires, drivers should also carry an ice scraper in their car, as well as protective covers for vehicle windows. Other useful cold-weather gear includes a torch, warm clothing and, of course, high-visibility vests and a warning triangle, in case roads are blocked.

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| Edited by: Ayushmann Chawla
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