Bridgestone has created a new range of tyres with the aim of helping motorists cope with the unpredictable British winter weather.
With the much talked about cold snap, which saw snow fall in most areas of the country over the weekend, many drivers in the UK are being warned to fit specialist winter tyres, says the tyre manufacturer.
However, Bridgestone, which has recently launched its new all-weather tyre, says that winter tyres are possibly not needed in the majority of conditions in the UK.
Bridgestone’s Weather Control tyres can stay on a vehicle all year round. In winter, it says that the tread pattern’s high-density siping has plenty of edge effect for controlled handling and braking on cold, frozen and snowy roads.
Additionally, a special silica compound provides strong grip in wet and wintry conditions, regardless of the temperature, ideal for UK weather conditions.
The Bridgestone A001 Weather Control has been developed for specific European regions and is suitable for moderate climates and wet, light winters such as the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Denmark.
On wet roads, the specially designed lens-shaped blocks ensure smooth water evacuation with low water turbulence, reducing the risk of hydroplaning. Bridgestone has also tuned the tread pattern for low noise and optimum road contact in all surface conditions.