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Buying Snow Tyres For Driving In Ireland

While Ireland may not be subject to large amounts of snow falls it doesn't mean that the drivers here would not do well with using snow tyres. Having an understanding of the purpose of winter tyres will help you make an informed decision about them.

The Purpose of Winter Tyres

The type of tyres you use on your vehicle should be dictated by the type of weather and driving conditions that the vehicle will be used in. In Ireland, for example, the colder months can cause a drop in temperatures of below 7 degrees Celsius. At these temperatures, your summer tyres are not going to perform at their best. However, the best winter tyres that you can purchase will help to keep you safer when driving during the winter months.

Winter road tyres are made so they grip the surface better because they are made with a softer rubber compound for the treads. Plus, the treads in the winter tyres are deeper giving better traction when it comes to snow, sleet, ice and mud which are common in the winter months.

Avoid Winter Tyres in Summer

It may be a slight inconvenience for you to have to switch your mud and snow tyres over to summer tyres in the warm weather but it is important that you do so. The soft rubber of the snow tyres does not respond well to the hotter temperatures of the surfaces that they are being driven on. If you don't make the switch then you are really costing yourself extra money as your winter tyres will lose their effectiveness in the following winters.

How to Buy Winter Tyres

The first thing you may consider doing is buying cheap winter tyres, assuming that you will only be using them for a few months of the year. This is not advisable as these tyres may be inferior and will not give you the safety protection that you need. When choosing the best winter tyres look at a quality winter tyre review about the brands you are considering. Check out the statistics on the winter tyre test that is applicable to the ones that appeal to you. Something that is also very important is to look at winter tyre comparisons. If you are looking for budget winter tyres then consider winter tyre packages as you will often find that you get a great deal on these.

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    • 225/45 R18 91H
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 147.60
    eiretyres.com 148.20
    123tyre.ie 148.30
    • C
    • B
    • 71 dB

    Highest price: 151.30 

    from  147.60 

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    • 245/50 R18 100H
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 185.60
    123tyre.ie 186.50
    autopink-shop.ie 186.50
    • C
    • B
    • 68 dB

    Highest price: 227.20 

    from  185.60 

    Save up to 18%

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    • 255/35 R18 94V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 198.90
    tirendo.ie 199.80
    123tyre.ie 199.90
    • C
    • B
    • 73 dB

    Highest price: 203.80 

    from  198.90 

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    • 195/45 R16 84H
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 106.60
    eiretyres.com 107.10
    123tyre.ie 107.10
    • E
    • B
    • 68 dB

    Highest price: 109.20 

    from  106.60 

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    • 315/30 R21 105W
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 412.20
    autopink-shop.ie 414.20
    123tyre.ie 414.20
    • B
    • C
    • 75 dB

    Highest price: 423.90 

    from  412.20 

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    • 245/45 R19 102V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 237.90
    123tyre.ie 239.10
    autopink-shop.ie 239.10
    • E
    • B
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 244.70 

    from  237.90 

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    • 245/35 R18 92V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 490.20
    autopink-shop.ie 492.70
    123tyre.ie 492.70
    • E
    • C
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 504.20 

    from  490.20 

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    • 205/40 R18 86V
    • Car - Winter

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    eiretyres.com 292.10
    tyre-guru.ie 343.40
    123tyre.ie 345.10
    • E
    • B
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 353.20 

    from  292.10 

    Save up to 17%

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    • 255/40 R19 100V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 207.10
    123tyre.ie 208.10
    autopink-shop.ie 208.10
    • C
    • B
    • 73 dB

    Highest price: 212.70 

    from  207.10 

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    • 265/35 R18 97V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 199.90
    eiretyres.com 200.80
    123tyre.ie 200.90
    • E
    • C
    • 73 dB

    Highest price: 204.80 

    from  199.90 

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    • 175/65 R14 82T
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 71.80
    eiretyres.com 72.10
    autopink-shop.ie 72.10
    • F
    • C
    • 70 dB

    Highest price: 73.50 

    from  71.80 

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    • 235/40 R19 96V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 191.70
    123tyre.ie 192.60
    autopink-shop.ie 192.60
    • E
    • E
    • 69 dB

    Highest price: 197.30 

    from  191.70 

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    • 285/30 R21 100W
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 438.90
    123tyre.ie 441.00
    autopink-shop.ie 441.00
    • B
    • C
    • 75 dB

    Highest price: 451.40 

    from  438.90 

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    • 245/45 R17 99V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 163.00
    123tyre.ie 163.80
    tirendo.ie 163.80
    • E
    • B
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 167.00 

    from  163.00 

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    • 195/60 R15 88H
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 97.40
    eiretyres.com 97.80
    123tyre.ie 97.90
    • E
    • C
    • 70 dB

    Highest price: 99.80 

    from  97.40 

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    • 195/50 R16 88H
    • Car - Winter

    Quicklink to the offer:

    tyre-guru.ie 132.20
    123tyre.ie 132.90
    tirendo.ie 132.90
    • E
    • B
    • 68 dB

    Highest price: 135.50 

    from  132.20 

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    • 225/50 R17 98V
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 125.10
    eiretyres.com 125.60
    123tyre.ie 125.70
    • C
    • B
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 128.10 

    from  125.10 

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    • 195/60 R16 89H
    • Car - Winter

    Quicklink to the offer:

    tyre-guru.ie 90.20
    123tyre.ie 90.60
    autopink-shop.ie 90.60
    • F
    • B
    • 72 dB

    Highest price: 108.90 

    from  90.20 

    Save up to 17%

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    • 195/65 R15 91T
    • Car - Winter

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    tyre-guru.ie 75.90
    autopink-shop.ie 76.20
    eiretyres.com 76.20
    • E
    • B
    • 68 dB

    Highest price: 77.70 

    from  75.90 

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    • 225/55 R18 102H
    • Car - Winter

    Quicklink to the offer:

    tyre-guru.ie 198.90
    eiretyres.com 199.70
    tirendo.ie 199.80
    • C
    • C
    • 69 dB

    Highest price: 203.80 

    from  198.90 

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