Our 10-year old car is changing its tyres for the first time. It has been wearing summer tyres since hubby bought it and left parked in our parking space throughout the winter. Hubby has had his taxi to drive all-year round that’s why our car was left unused in months before. But it’s not going to happen this time cos I have started to drive it since I got my driving license. And hubby had been hunting for good winter tyres to replace the ones we have on our car. I learned yesterday that his hunt was over when he told me that he booked our car for tyre mounting in the car workshop.
This is one of the Michelin summer tyres on our car. I asked hubby if we could keep and use them again later since they didn’t seem worn but he didn’t intend to cos they’re quite old. He was looking for Nokian winter tyres which he considered a good brand for such tyres. He found the right one for our car through an online tyre shop but when it was time to purchase them, they’re no longer available. He went to the car workshop and checked if they had the same tyres he wanted but none. The dealer showed him a Pirelli winter tyre and luckily, it fits our car, too and it’s the same as what it has on a Nokian winter tyre so he didn’t hesitate to reserve and book for mounting. We’ll have our car tyres replaced by Monday.
This is how our car looked this morning and when it’s frost the road is quite slippery. The law here states that winter tyres are mandatory from 1st December – 31st March. But with frost in the fall, the earlier the better. I know nothing about tyres but I’m hoping that the Pirelli tyres will speak to its name and the quality that hubby’s looking for.
Here in Slovenia you must have winter tyres from 15th of November till 15th of March. I tried last year to drive with summer tyres on snow, and I will never try it again 🙂
Oh, you’re in Slovenia, cool! Love to see the alps there. You start using winter tyres earlier than in here. I can’t imagine driving on icy road with summer tyres. I know how it feels…scary.
used tires says
Yea it is probably best to get rid of very old tyres even if not frequently used. He picked a good brand tyre for sure. Drive carefully during the winter!
He gave the old tyres to his brother, good thing they fit in his car. I hope the new ones will keep me safe, though I don’t think I’d dare to drive on an icy road. Thank you.
internet marketing says
you should put on your winter tires when the average outside temperature is 7C or below, which generally means early november in toronto, or late october in ottawa. However, u should check the short term and long term weather forecast before u change the tires, as the weather pattern changes year from year. some people may put their winter tires later than necessary, to save the soft winter tires, but that is taking a risk. i see…i usually only put about 7K a year on my car anyway and drive even less in the winter so i am generally not too fussed about wear.