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Thousands of car owners are still running on winter tires: - Extremely bad idea

A rule of thumb says that one should switch to summer tires when the temperature on a day is above seven degrees. It has been a while, but there are still many drivers who are still driving around on snow tires.

It shows a count of personbilisternes the tire choice made by the representatives of the Council for to tyre safety and Dækimportørforeningen in week 24. In the course of the week, more than 4000 cars checked at the 19 public parking spaces over the country.

the Results showed that 17 percent of motorists in spite of the heat of the summer still running around on the deck, which is intended for cold and wet winter conditions. It is similar to that 446.000 passenger cars continue to have winter tires on the car.

It informs the Council for to tyre safety in a press release.

- in Order to ensure the optimum grip on the road, one should therefore switch to the summer tires, it is not too late, says Volker Nitz, executive director of the Council for to tyre safety.

Færdselsstyrelsen have previously demonstrated that defects on vehicles are to blame in every fifth accident – and here is the inability to change tyres a part of it.

At high temperatures can vinterdækket be unstable and have a summer worse stopping distance and grip on the road. On a wet road winter tires 15% longer stopping distance in summer compared with summer tires, and on dry road, there is 10 percent less adhesive f.ex. around a curve.

- When the car is packed for a summer vacation, there is much more emphasis on than on a daily basis, and the requirements for your car's tires are even bigger than normal. It is therefore a significant factor that one should be aware of when you set out on your holiday, and it is therefore an extremely bad idea to save dækskiftet and run on winter tires in the summer heat, says Volker Nitz.

As the winter tyres have up to 15 percent higher rolling resistance, increased fuel consumption, too, and then slides faster in the summer heat, which both directly and in the long-term costs in the budget. In the worst case scenario is the tires, which could be used again for winter worn unnecessarily, so that before the time must be purchased new.

- the Deck is unfortunately an overlooked interesseemne. Most are very little interested in their decks, and many changes, therefore, not to summer tyres, maybe to save cost, time and hassle. But it is the expression of lack of knowledge and interest for it, that keeps us running, " says Volker Nitz.

the Council for to tyre safety and Dækimportørforeningen examine twice a year the Danish personbilisters the tire choice.

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