Hankook Winter Icept W605 Winter Tyres
Hankook Winter Icept W605 – 145/70 R12 69Q 4PR – Winter Tyre
Reasons to consider winter tyres:
1. Winter tyres are NOT SNOW TYRES
One of the most common reasons we hear as to why winter tyres aren’t needed in the UK is because we don’t get enough snow. Winter tyres are designed to be more effective than regular tyres in any temperature under 7c (44f) on any type of road. Cold weather tyres are designed with a larger percentage of silica in the compound which doesn’t harden up as much as synthetic rubber in cold conditions.
2. Winter tyres really do work
Tested in icy conditions, from just 10mph the winter tyre stopped in 6.4 metres, while the summer tyre needed more than twice the distance to stop at over 14 metres. Imagine the difference from 30 mph.
3. Winter tyres are as comfortable as summer tyres
Yet another myth is a loss of ride comfort, or extra noise thanks to winter tyres. The truth is modern winter tyres are as every bit as comfortable as summer tyres, sometimes more so thanks to an increased profile.
4. Avoiding other people on the road
The number of accidents caused by wet conditions increases in winter by 267%. Give yourself a chance of avoiding someone else’s incident by fitting winter tyres.