The winter months are long and drab enough – but the ice, snow and endless dark days often make driving more hazardous. And as normal tyres lose performance below 7°C, then it makes sense to fit Toyota’s tough Winter Tyres before it gets too cold. We’ll be happy to tell you more when you come in.
When temperatures drop below 7°C, the tread compound in normal tyres begins to harden, effecting grip and increasing stopping distances.
Modern rubber compound technology and advances in tread design mean that Toyota’s winter weather tyres reduce this hardening effect, providing higher levels of road safety on cold and damp road surfaces.
Braking on icy roads from 20mph (30km/h) to rest
Aren't Winter Weather tyres only for when it really snows heavily?
Definitely not. All modern winter weather tyres are designed for optimal safety below 7°C, in the cold, wet, ice and snow. They will provide much higher levels of traction in snowy conditions and offer superior performance in all winter conditions.
Do I need to replace all my tyres with Winter Weather tyres if I only have a front wheel drive?
Yes, with the improved grip available from winter weather tyres, it is essential that all four tyres be replaced at the same time. The car may skid or be more difficult to control if only two Winter Weather tyres are fitted to one of the axles.
When driving on Winter Weather tyres can I drive at my normal speed?
Winter weather tyres, by design, may have a slightly lower speed rating than standard tyres. For example, a Winter Weather tyre that has an H rating has a maximum speed of 131mph. This should not compromise your driving in winter conditions.
Do Winter Weather tyres wear out quicker?
No, winter weather tyres are designed to perform and last better in colder conditions.
When should I change back to my standard tyres?
It is recommended that in March, when average temperatures should be nearing 7°C in the morning, you should change back to standard tyres.
What's the best way to store my standard tyres during the winter?
Each tyre should be stored in its own bag, making it easier and cleaner to store at home. It is recommended that you stack your tyres so that they are lying flat on the ground horizontally. If you would like to discuss winter weather tyre storage recommendations, please contact your local Dealer.
Will Winter Weather Tyres cost me more money?
Investing in winter weather tyres and alternating between them and your standard tyres can increase the lifespan of both sets, saving you money by requiring replacements less frequently.