Winter Tyres

When the temperature sinks below 7°C, your regular tyres start to lose their edge. Grip, steering and traction are all affected, and these are the important things that keep you safe.

Choosing the right tyres for winter will give you greater control and confidence, with a 50% shorter braking distance in cold conditions. And it’ll keep your tread intact much longer.

 

Plus, if you’re thinking of driving abroad, it’s worth noting that some EU countries require winter tyres by law.

 

So whether you want to prepare for whatever the British winter throws at you or you plan on driving abroad, there’s a range of tyres to suit you and your Vauxhall.

You can also spread the cost of winter tyres over three months at no extra cost^, with our 0% aftersales finance.

3 WAYS TO BEAT WINTER

Looking for a long-term solution to the inevitable damp British winter? Take your pick from our season-beating products.

 

  • Complete Winter Wheels: wheel and tyre
    Get all the advantages of winter tyres with a quick swap. They’ll look just as good as your regular wheels and you can even store them at a Tyre Hotel when you switch back to your summer wheels for the rest of the year.

  • Winter Tyres: tyre only
    We’ll swap your tyres every six months to give you greater control in rain, ice or snow, as well as reduced tread wear in lower temperatures. We can also look after your out-of-season tyres while they take a break.

  • Snow Socks: socks only
    Snow socks are a great value, get-you-home solution to a sudden blanket of snow. Keep them folded in your car and pop them over your regular tyres when you need extra grip. Easy to get on, easy to get off, they’re a simple way to stay prepared.

WHY CHOOSE WINTER TYRES

Winter starts at 7°C

Your regular tyres wear 20% faster when the temperature drops below 7°C. The grip, steering and traction all suffer.

 

But no snow, no problem? Unfortunately not. Thanks to our good old British weather we end up driving in sub-7°C temperatures for almost half of the year. Winter tyres will keep you and your family safer, whatever the cold weather brings.

 

50% shorter braking distance*
Switching to winter tyres gives you greater control in wet or icy conditions. Which means greater peace-of-mind too. It’s the special rubber compound that makes them so much safer. It keeps them soft and grippy, come snow, rain or ice.

 

Your tyres wear 20% quicker in winter
Winter tyres are made for winter conditions. That means they wear better at cold temperatures and your tread will stay intact much longer.


WINTER TYRES BY LAW

More and more EU countries are making season-specific tyres a legal requirement**. And some might just surprise you.

REGION
WINTER TYRES
WINTER TYRES
Switzerland
 
Y
 
Mandatory
Recommended
Andorra
 
Y
Austria
Y
 
Bulgaria
 
Y
Czech Republic
Y
 
Finland
Y
 
Germany
Y
 
Italy
 
Y
Norway
 
Y
Slovakia
Y
 
Slovenia
 
Y
Sweden
Y
 

Drive without the correct tyres and you’re endangering other road users and emergency rescue teams. And without the right kit, you could get stung with an on-the-spot fine. So if you’re off for a winter break, make sure your car’s as winter-ready as you are.