Winter tyres ‘aren’t a precedence’ for UK drivers – Automotive Weblog

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Only one in 5 motorists within the UK suppose it is very important swap their automobiles onto winter tyres, new analysis by Audi UK signifies.

The usage of winter tyres is necessary throughout the winter months in lots of international locations and areas all through Europe, however there isn’t any authorized requirement to suit them within the UK.

Nevertheless, the examine – which coincides with Street Security Week- revealed that 61{b1f2a27ffe94241fd15fe5b73b2147cb99164858363d77333e0976c65ecc184e} of the UK drivers had no plans to modify to winter tyres this 12 months.

For 44{b1f2a27ffe94241fd15fe5b73b2147cb99164858363d77333e0976c65ecc184e} of survey respondents, the absence of authorized obligation was sufficient to persuade them to cross up the added security and safety winter tyres supply, whereas the affect on working prices of shopping for and sustaining an extra set of tyres was the spanner within the works for 40{b1f2a27ffe94241fd15fe5b73b2147cb99164858363d77333e0976c65ecc184e} of respondents.

Moreover, the potential difficulties concerned in storing the wheels and/or tyres out-of-season was the principle obstacle for 22{b1f2a27ffe94241fd15fe5b73b2147cb99164858363d77333e0976c65ecc184e} of contributors.

“The security advantages of winter wheels and tyres are appreciable from temperatures beneath 7°C – repeatedly seen within the UK because the winter months roll in,“ says Audi UK’s James Allitt.

“Our analysis highlights misconceptions amongst UK drivers about their deserves, and in addition comprehensible issues about the associated fee and inconvenience of possession, and I hope we’ve gone a way in direction of addressing these misconceptions.

“Essentially, although, I firmly consider that any driver in a position to make the change to winter tyres gained’t ever remorse doing so after they really feel the distinction they’ll make.”