Protect your hybrid with proper winter tyres

Hybrid cars are great as they consume less fuel, as they are a combination of petrol-fueled car and an electric car, so you have less CO2 emissions and an environmentally friendlier car. You want to equip it with tyres with low rolling resistance so that you consume even less fuel as well as get further with every electrical charge. You should also check that the tyres are intended for electrical cars, as they are heavier and will need more wear resistant tyres so that they don’t wear out too quickly.

Making sure that the winter tyres are good quality is of course very important so that they will last longer, keep you safer as they will have better properties when it comes to grip and braking distance. These are key properties to keep you out from near incidents or actual accidents. The ability to get your vehicle to stop quickly is essential as well as is the ability to avoid skidding behavior.

Winter weather is challenging enough even with good tyres, so don’t make it harder by selecting sub-optimal tyres. You will need to check different tyre tests done by independent car magazines for objective results. It is important to check the parts that are important for you, as all the different parts of the tests might not be interesting or important for you. So checking the various tests and picking the important parts and summarizing them on your own will probably lead to the best tyre option for you and your vehicle. You can also use the EU tyre label information as an additional source of easy accessible information. The only problem with that information is that there is not anything indicating how well they perform on winter surfaces. However the tyre noise and the fuel consumption measured by rolling resistance will be important even for winter tyres.

The rolling resistance is also dependent on your tyre pressure, so if you have too low tyre pressure the rolling resistance will increase. Increased rolling resistance also leads to increased tyre wear, which is already something that you will need to look out for when it comes to hybrid cars, so try to make sure that you always have the correct tyre pressure and that you rotate the tyres when you have more than a few millimeter difference in tread depth between the rear and the front tyres.

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