A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER WITH WINTER TYRES
Being Swedish, Saab knows a thing or two about winter driving, and because you can’t always trust the weather, you need to trust your tyres.
Tyres are the only part of a car in contact with the road surface, making it vital that they are suitable for the road conditions. With winter approaching, it’s the ideal time to be thinking about switching to a set of winter tyres.
Saab is offering alloy wheels and winter tyre packages from only £559 including VAT*. Customers interested in this package should contact their local Saab dealership for more information including fitting charges and tyre storage options.
David Leighton, Business Development Manager for Aftersales at Saab GB, comments: “The average temperature across the country between November and March is less than 7 degrees celsius.
“At such a low temperature, winter tyres are more effective at providing higher levels of safety than standard tyres and offer increased traction on the road. As a result, they reduce braking distances and suffer less wear and tear, thus offering not only peace of mind, but a cost-saving benefit too.”
Contrary to popular belief, winter tyres are not just suited to driving in snow. The specially designed tread patterns on winter tyres can cope with conditions such as cold, rain, ice and slush, as the compound heats up at a lower temperature, giving more grip than standard ‘summer’ tyres, which become harder in cold conditions.
Saab dealerships are also preparing for the winter by stocking a range of innovative and unique products from AutoSock to help motorists deal with driving in snowy conditions.
Developed by scientists working with the Norwegian Ski team, AutoSock Snow Socks are durable textile socks that fit over the driving wheels of a car to wick away water found between the ground and the tyres to offer a strong grip on the surface.
David adds: “At Saab, we understand how difficult it can be to drive in the snow, which is why our dealerships are also stocking snow socks as an alternative to snow chains or winter tyres.”
Available this October from Saab dealerships, the light-weight, reusable socks are ideal for storing in the car and are easily fitted to the driving wheels. Prices start from £54.95 including VAT.
For further information about winter tyre provision from Saab and to locate your nearest dealership, please visit www.saab.co.uk.
*Available at participating Saab dealers only