To ensure drivers are well-equipped for the coming winter period, Suzuki is offering a winter tyre promotion, increasing safety for ice, snow and cold conditions.
Michael-Le Flay, Suzuki Aftersales Marketing Manager, explained: "Many people are unaware of the fact that when temperatures drop below 7°C, the rubber in standard tyres becomes harder and less flexible, which affects braking and cornering performance.
"It doesn't matter how many electronic aids your car may have, the quality of its tyres is critical. The compound used for winter tyres, and their tread design are tailored to cope with adverse conditions, so that the best levels of car control can be maintained. A survey carried out in Canada concluded that they offer an improvement in braking performance of up to 25 per cent and up to 38 per cent less chance of having a collision."
Switching to winter tyres offers improved traction and safety not only in snow and on ice but also in colder air temperatures, where normal summer tyres may harden, winter tyres are designed to withstand the temperature drop, retaining grip and ensuring the best possible handling.
Winter tyres are now available for all Suzuki models, and the winter tyre programme consists of ready to fit wheel and tyre sets. For the Suzuki Alto, a set is available for £106 including VAT with a full set of wheel trims available for £33 including VAT.
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