CENTRAL AUTO CENTRE - MOT SERVICING TYRES BRAKES - ORPINGTON, KENT - MOT TESTING STATION
Be prepared for ice and snow!
RUD SNOW SOCKS and WINTER TYRES
to keep you going.
We sell both 'snow socks' which cover your standard road tyres and are only fitted when needed as well as tyres specially designed for winter conditions.
to consider winter tyres...
Frequently asked questions about winter tyres:
WINTER TYRE TEST
Standard Tyres, RUDmatic Snow Socks &
Our comparison video shows the same VW Golf driving up a local snow covered slope using different tyre options.
Aren’t winter tyres only good when it’s snowing?
Below 7ºC a winter tyre can provide reduced braking distance in comparison with a summer tyre, not only on snow and ice but also on wet surfaces.
How do they work?
A higher proportion of natural rubber and different tread pattern design ensures the tyres stay more supple at lower temperatures.
How much safer are winter tyres?
In wintery conditions almost a fifth of accidents happen as a vehicle skids out of control twice the rate as in the dry. In tests a car braking at 60mph on a wet road at 5ºC stopped 5 meters shorter when fitted with winter tyres, the difference between a nasty scare and a nasty accident.
How many winter tyres do I need?
Tyre manufacturers recommend a complete set of winter tyres is fitted. Only fitting them to the driven wheels can unsettle the car and increase the risk of veering off-course.
Where can I store my tyres?
Our Tyre Hotel (storage) is available exclusively to customers purchasing winter tyres from CENTRAL AUTO CENTRE.
£90 annual fee includes 12 months storage and two fitment appointments which alone would normally cost £160.
Tyres are stored on site for instant access and fitting.
We recommend fitting tyres from October - March when temperatures can typically fall below 7°C.
Find out how much winter tyres are for your car and have peace of mind this winter. Please contact us for details.
We stock all fast moving Avon and Cooper winter tyres but make sure you order them in time before we run out of stock.
View Avon Tyres' winter tyre guidelines and information: Drivers: Winter tyres and driving.
RUD SNOW SOCKS
Textile and steel against snow and ice
In stock now! Last winter our stock went very quickly so call in to our Orpington Garage and pick a set up before it's too late...
If you don't want the expense of winter tyres or you are stuck and need to
get moving quickly we stock a full range of RUD Soft Spikes.
Similar to snow chains but these snow socks are easier to fit and remove and don't damage expensive alloy wheels.
Keep them in your boot and fit them when the snow arrives keeping you mobile and on the move.
The RUDmatic Soft Spike 'Snow Sock' is easily fitted, view the video below for a demonstration. The tyre 'sock' is simply placed over the drive wheel.
View full product details on the RUD website.
For further details of our services please CONTACT US today.