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Europe may have a sophisticated rail and air travel network, but the best way to discover its hidden treasures and scenic beauty at leisure is by road. This series of blogs will explore different facets of road trips in the continent. All that is left for you to do is to ensure your vehicle and tyres are road trip ready before you set off!

How to Know if your Tyres are Winter Ready

The Holiday Season is almost upon us. It’s the time of the year when there’s going to be a lot of shopping, visits to your dear ones and family holidays. It’s a time when there is a lot of travelling and long drives. Winter is indeed coming and most people never think of preparing for the cold when it comes to their ride. Inadequate preparation is a risky proposition when the road is littered with Ice and snow. Your tyres are the only thing that separates you from the icy obstacles in your way. That’s why it’s very important to make sure that your tyres are always ready for any weather related eventuality.

Here are some things that you need to know to make sure your tyres are winter ready.

Is your grip strong enough?

There’s more to a tyre than its appearance, namely its grip. The better the grip of the tyre, the better your chances of driving safely through snow. Most safety experts recommend using tyre with sufficient tread depth to combat the icy environment. One way to test this is to insert a coin into the band of the tyre and see if you can see its outer side. If you can, then the tyre depth is insufficient.

Have your tyres faced too much wear and tear

It’s a great idea to make maximum use of your tyres. Most people like to use their tyres for as long as possible and maximize their lifespan. The problem is people don’t realize when their tyre has passed this stage and continue to use it anyway. This leads to a lot of wear and tear to the tyre and an extended period of use. Realizing the signs of damage and replacing your tyres is a necessary skill that most people to find.

Should you swap for All-Season Tyres?

Often the best way to stay prepared for any season is to find tyres that stay strong through any weather. If you find swapping your tyres per weather a hassle, then All-Season Tyres are the most apt way to go. Armstrong Tyres recently launched its All-Season range of tyres, which provides the greatest of comfort and the best ride for all your travel needs.