Dated: 24 September 2010
Continental Call for Winter Tyres
In the run up to Tyre safety month, Continental Tyres has thrown their support behind the campaign with a call for the motorists in Britain to learn more about the enhanced safety benefits of using winter tyres in the winter months. Often in the past, the UK was seen as too warm – even during the winter months – to warrant the changing of one set of tyres to the next.
That was until last winter’s brutal reminder of just how harsh a proper British winter can be. The disruption that was created by the extreme freeze left many motorists in many difficult situations - situations that could have perhaps been avoided if winter tyres had been fitted to their vehicle.
Tracey Hyem, Continental brand manager, was quoted on Fleetdiretory.co.uk as saying, “We look on with envy at European countries that manage to keep business going as usual when a few flakes of snow bring our roads to a standstill. Those countries have a history of fitting the right tyres for the right season. Winter tyres are available to purchase in the UK from all good retailers. Our advice to drivers is to think about winter tyres early now. There’s no point in being stuck on your driveway when the snow starts falling,”