HANOVER, Germany--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Year in and year out, thousands of car drivers get an ice cold surprise. If you don’t want to be caught unaware by the cold time of year, you should make preparations in advance – by fitting winter complete wheels or winter tyres. Those special tyres provide good grip on the road even in difficult winter road conditions. "At outside temperatures of less than seven degrees Celsius, winter tyres provide more grip than summer tyres. Drivers should therefore change in good time", is the recommendation from the tyre expert Rainer Binder at dackonline.se.
“Winter tyres can only comply with your wish for driving safety if they have sufficient tread depth. At least 4 millimetres remaining is the recommendation”
Before the existing winter wheels are fitted again, they should be thoroughly inspected. If the tyres appear to be porous for example, if they have cracks or other visible damage, they should be definitely replaced, also if they are already worn. "Winter tyres can only comply with your wish for driving safety if they have sufficient tread depth. At least 4 millimetres remaining is the recommendation", continues Rainer Binder. Ideally you fix a set of complete winter wheels, with alloy or steel rims, which are in line with the requirements of Swedish regulations. Those complete wheel sets are available and easily chosen, for example at the Swedish online store and winter wheel specialist, dackonline.se.
Be on the safe side with the right complete wheels and tyres
It should be taboo to continue to drive on summer tyres in the winter half of the year – even when you think you are only driving short distances. Such behaviour puts yourself and others at risk. That is why the traffic regulations stipulate that you must have suitable tyres for the weather conditions at all times. Between the 1st of December and the 31st of March motorists in Sweden are obliged to be equipped with winter tyres; also an antifreeze product as well as a snow shovel is required to be kept in the vehicle. Those who are caught with summer tyres in winterly road conditions have to be aware that they can face a fine of 1200 SEK.
Clarity in the winter tyre range
Which winter wheels and -tyres are the right ones for my car? Many drivers ask themselves this question at the beginning of the cold season. What kind of wheel set fit my car and how good is the grip of the different models on wintery roads, how loud is the tyre noise, how convenient are they? You can get answers to these and many other questions from independent reports of experiences other drivers made, which appear for example on dacktest.com. Arranged according to manufacturers, you can get a quick overview and can also put your own experiences online in the form of a test report.
Online Stores in Sweden:
For consumers: www.dackonline.se
For garages and dealers: www.dinadack.com
Tyre test site: www.dacktest.com
About the company: www.delti.com