Introducing the MICHELIN CrossClimate tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather condition.

It offers the advantages of summer tyres in wet braking, dry braking, longevity, & fuel efficiency, and the advantages of winter tyres in traction and braking for consumers driving in cold or occasional snowy conditions. With the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long!

And always the acclaimed benefits of MICHELIN Total Performance.CrossClimate

During the winter, driving conditions become challenging and making sure you are safe on Britain's roads is important. Winter tyres or cold weather tyres, as they also commonly known as, are one of the key factors in ensuring you are safe on the roads during the winter months.

What are winter tyres?

Throughout some European countries it is known as a legal requirement for drivers to fit winter tyres during the winter months. What makes a winter tyre different from a 'summer' tyre is the tread compound and tread pattern.

The tread compound of a winter tyre contains more natural rubber so that it does not go hard when it's cold. This ensures that the tyre stays flexible in low winter temperatures (below +7C) which helps to reduce the stopping distance and maintain excellent grip on snow and ice as well as on wet roads in cold conditions.

The tread design on a winter tyre allows the tread to bite in to snow and ice to give interlocking grip, which is critical in the centre of the tread where the tyre carries the highest load. In addition, a winter tyre has an increased groove ratio and up to 10 times the number of sipes than a normal summer tyre.

The way to identify a winter tyre is to check the sidewall as this will be marked with a symbol showing a snowflake. It is important to note that winter tyres are not suitable for all year round use unless you have a michelin cross climate tyre which you can purchase from Extreme Tyres – summer tyres will provide better performance when temperatures are higher and roads are dry.

Why fit winter tyres?

Although the UK does not suffer from extreme winters like many parts of Europe, it does, on average, have many days that are cold with a surprising number of them with ice and snow. Previous winters have resulted in chaos on the UK roads with many people struggling to get out of their road or driveway. In the UK there is currently no legal requirement to use winter tyres but with drivers being six times more likely to have an accident from October to March*, there is a strong argument for fitting them to your vehicle.

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