When the temperature falls below 7°C fitting a set of winter tires is a way to optimise safety. Here are the 7 below 7°C Pirelli advantages:
When the outside temperature is below 7°C, on wet or dry surfaces, and in the snow, winter tires are safer than summer tires as they’ve been specially developed to suit these conditions.
Winter tires have a specific tread pattern design which can disperse a great amount of water, effectively, reducing the risk of aquaplaning. Aquaplaning may happen on very wet road surfaces or where puddles of water lie, making the vehicle “float” when the tire tread can’t expel the water fast enough.
Compared with summer tires, winter tires reduce braking distance by 10% on wet roads, at low temperatures, and by 20% on snow.
At the same speed, below 7°C, winter tires enable better performance and maintain driving comfort. If conditions allow, they make it possible to travel at higher average speeds, even compared to vehicles fitted with chains, which by law cannot exceed 50 km/h.
When fitted at the beginning of the season they enable travel on dry, damp, wet or snowy roads with the same mobility. By law they are equivalent to chains, which no longer need to take up boot space.
At the end of the season, alternating the use of summer tires with winter ones, not only means maximum safety in all conditions, but also increases the total mileage of the tires.
Winter tires ensure you have maximum mobility from autumn to spring, without being affected by unforeseen changes in weather conditions.