To get your SUV ready for the winter, you need to make sure that you have a high quality set of SUV winter tyres. There is no excuse for not buying a good quality tyre for the winter as the driving conditions are so challenging, that you will need the best tyre possible. You can’t really put a price on safety for you and your family. A high quality tyre ensures you that the tyre has been properly tested to make sure that it has the best possible performance. When driving in slippery conditions, you want to make sure that you don’t slide and that you can stop the car when needed.
An SUV summer tyre will get very hard when the temperatures get below zero and you will basically not have any traction. You should not attempt to drive if there is already winter outside and you still have summer tyres on your car. It is by no means safe to even drive short distances. Trying to make it to the service station to change when there is already winter outside can be dangerous.
Often SUV summer tyres can look a bit more rugged, and that they would fair well on winter surfaces, but due to the rubber compound, they will not perform well. Only use tyres that have a winter tyre symbol on the sidewall of the tyre.