Cold Weather Tyres by Mercedes-Benz are effective as soon as the temperature falls below seven degrees Celsius, not just when there is snow on the ground. Developed with higher levels of natural rubber compound, which remain supple at low temperatures, the tyres provide much better grip and handling on wet, icy and snow-covered roads. The wide grooves also provide extra grip when accelerating and braking, reducing the chances of skidding.
Fitting Cold Weather Tyres improves braking distances by up to 50 per cent on snow-covered roads and by four metres on wet and cold roads. They are also 20 per cent more durable than standard warm weather tyres at low temperatures.
All Cold Weather Tyres by Mercedes-Benz are Mercedes Original and feature the “MO” seal of approval that denotes safety, ride comfort and cost effectiveness. All tyres and wheels offered by Mercedes-Benz are developed in collaboration with the experts at the key tyre manufacturers and are specially tailored to each vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range.
Cold Weather Tyre and Wheel packages are available from £950.00 including VAT from all Mercedes-Benz Retailers who will ensure customers have the appropriate package for their specific vehicle.
Customers also have the chance to win one of ten sets of Cold Weather Tyres and Wheels by logging on towww.mercedes-benz.co.uk/CWT and answering a quick question.
In the winter months, Mercedes-Benz recommends that drivers check their tyre pressures every two to three weeks, check forecasts, keep more distance from vehicles ahead and always leave home well prepared.
Drivers wanting to get in some practice and advice ahead of the wintry conditions setting in can always book themselves the Winter Driving Package at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge (£99.00). The specialist Wet Skid Circle and Straight replicate icy conditions enabling drivers to experience real life skid situations first hand in a safe and controlled environment with expert guidance from qualified coaches. It helps drivers to understand how actions can cause the car to lose control, how to regain control, and the steps to prevent it happening in the first place.
A full driving licence is required, for more information visit: www.mb-drivingacademy.co.uk