Specially designed tread patterns on winter tyres mean they are able to cope not only with snow, but the cold, rain, ice and slush as well.
With winter approaching fast, now is the time that motorists should be thinking about winter tyres. As such, Saab is offering alloy wheels and winter tyre packages priced from £559.
David Leighton, Business Development Manager for Aftersales at Saab GB, comments: "The average temperature across the country between November and March is less than 7 degrees celsius.
"At such a low temperature, winter tyres are more effective at providing higher levels of safety than standard tyres and offer increased traction on the road. As a result, they reduce braking distances and suffer less wear and tear, thus offering not only peace of mind, but a cost-saving benefit too."
Specially designed tread patterns on winter tyres mean they are able to cope not only with snow, but the cold, rain, ice and slush as well, due to the compounding heating up at a lower temperature which provides more grip than 'summer' tyres when harden in cold conditions.
Saab dealerships will also stock a range of products from AutoSock to help motorists cope with driving in the snow.
Scientists working with the Norwegian Ski team have developed AutoSock Snow Socks, durable textile socks which fit over the driving wheels of a car to wick away water found between the ground and the tyres to provide strong grip on the surface.
David adds: "At Saab, we understand how difficult it can be to drive in the snow, which is why our dealerships are also stocking snow socks as an alternative to snow chains or winter tyres."
The re useable Snow Socks will be available from October 2011 in Saab dealerships. They are easily stored in the car and can be simply fitted to the driving wheels. Prices for the Snow Socks start from £54.95.Published 28 September 2011