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Winter tyres can make a great difference to grip in icy or snowy conditions and in recent years have been more popular among UK motorists.
In motoring terms, it's time to switch from trainers to boots - and that means getting on your winter tyres.
Special winter tyres, which can also be used all year round, offer vastly improved grip in adverse driving conditions, are just as quiet and don't wear down more quickly than normal summer tyres.
The company has carried out tests to demonstrate the benefits of using winter tyres over standard versions.
The company manufactures winter tyres in Dundee, and ships them to countries like Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and Michelin has spoken to the Scottish government about increasing demand.
The Kinergy 4S combines the advantages of a summer tyre - short braking distances and good driving characteristics on both wet and dry surfaces at higher temperatures - with the benefits of a winter tyre, especially in the areas of traction and braking performance under cold conditions or with moderate snowfall - perfect for Scottish winters.
Grip and speed like never before were ensured by the top product, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 studded winter tyre.
Continental has just expanded its winter tyre range with the introduction of the WinterContact TS 850 P SUV now available for vehicles running with wheels up to 20-inch rims.
Continental has just launched its latest winter tyre, the ContiWinterContact TS850 which is suitable for a wide range of cars from compact, to mid size.
The breaking distance of a winter tyre in cold conditions is up to 10% shorter than a normal tyre.