When the temperature falls below 7°C fitting a set of winter tyres 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 tyres are safer than summer tyres as they’ve been specially developed to suit these conditions.
Winter tyres 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 tyre tread can’t expel the water fast enough.
Compared with summer tyres, winter tyres reduce braking distance by 10% on wet roads, at low temperatures, and by 20% on snow.
At the same speed, below 7°C, winter tyres 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 tyres with winter ones, not only means maximum safety in all conditions, but also increases the total mileage of the tyres.
Winter tyres ensure you have maximum mobility from autumn to spring, without being affected by unforeseen changes in weather conditions.