According to a recent survey undertaken by online tyre retailer mytres.co.uk, the vast majority of UK motorists have little or no knowledge of the benefits of winter tyres and this is in spite of the problems caused on the roads after the last two years of very bad winters across the British Isles.
The survey shows that only 6% of motorists questioned said that they would consider buying winter tyres.
The survey also showed, disappointingly, that 37% of motorists don’t know what winter tyres are and 31% didn’t know that they could purchase them in the UK. Surprisingly younger drivers were less knowledgeable about the benefits of winter tyres than older drivers. These include better traction in snow and icy conditions and better stopping distances.
In terms of cost, motorists questioned in the survey thought that winter tyres were considerable more expensive than normal tyres. The survey also found that, interestingly, 75% of people said that it was important to stay mobile in winter weather.