Driving in winter

Where are winter tyres mandatory in Europe?

Laws surrounding the use of winter tyres vary from country to country and even region to region. So, where are winter tyres mandatory in Europe?

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Winter tyres in summer

Swapping tyres every six months or so can be costly but, in many countries, it’s compulsory. So why do it?

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Should I buy winter tyres?


No one wants to spend more money than they have to, so it’s understandable that you might question the value of paying more for separate winter and summer tyres.

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Preparing your car for winter


If you want to carry on enjoying driving all year round, you need to think about preparing your car for winter.

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Fitting and using snow chains


Snow chains can be fitted to most cars, SUVs and trucks. They greatly improve traction on snow and ice and can be a temporary solution when fitted over summer tyres.

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How to drive in snow

Snow is great fun. Snowball fights, snowmen, sledging – it brings out the child in all of us.

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How to drive in icy conditions


There’s a good reason why ice skating and ice hockey are so popular – it’s great fun to glide across ice at speed. 

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How to open frozen door locks


It doesn’t take a lot of water to freeze your car locks but, when it happens, it can create a lot of problems. 

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What to do if you’re stuck in snow


If there’s been a snow dump while your vehicle’s been parked, or the tyres you’ve fitted simply weren’t up to the job and you’ve veered off the road, you may find yourself stuck in snow. 

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Winter tyre treads

Uniroyal. A brand of Continental.