Stay safe this winter with the Snow Grabber Plus from General Tire. The non-studded winter tyre is designed specifically for SUV and 4x4 vehicles, providing extra safety when driving in temperatures under 7-degrees, snow and icy conditions. The Snow Grabber Plus has been developed with European tyre requirements in mind, featuring both the Alpine and M&S symbols.

The latest model features TracGen and DuraGen technology, developed exclusively by the development team at General Tire. TracGen gives exceptional traction in winter, with snow ridges that give control and extra grip. The Jagged Groove Walls provide a wider contact area, meaning shorter braking distances on snow. The DuraGen ensures a durable tyre with an optimised pattern that delivers extra mileage.

Matthias Bartz, Business Development Manager at General Tire commented: “Now winter is upon us it is extremely important to ensure we are safe on the roads. As soon as the temperature dips below 7 degrees, summer tyres do not perform as well and it is time to switch to winter tyres.

“Our experts have developed the Snow Grabber Plus to perform exceptionally in snow and ice, which is what 4x4 drivers need. These tyres will take you anywhere, even in the worst wintry conditions, proving that winter is no match for 4x4 drivers equipped with the Snow Grabber Plus!”

To coincide with the release of the tyre, General Tire has prepared some winter driving tips to help keep drivers safe on the road this winter and to keep the adventure going whatever the weather:

Driving in winter tips

Before you set off:

  • Check tyres for wear often and replace if necessary. The legal limit for tread depth on tyres is 1.6 mm, but safety experts at General Tire recommend a minimum of 3 mm for wet weather safety. In winter conditions a minimum of 4mm is recommended and in some countries is mandatory. It is advisable to check before travelling.
  • Check your tyre pressures ahead of any longer journeys or every two weeks. Incorrectly inflated tyres can impact handling, responsiveness and wear of tyres.
  • Check your tyres for uneven wear. Although not particularly dangerous in itself, uneven tyre wear can be a sign that there is something more serious wrong. There could be underlying alignment issues, or in the worst case scenario, there could be an issue with worn down or damaged components in the steering/suspension assembly.
  • Every time one of your tyres is replaced or repaired, a new valve should be fitted. Reliable tyre fitters will do this without question, but it is always wise to confirm this with them before they fit the new tyre.
  • Always remember before leaving on any journey to check your battery is fully charged, lights are clean, and bulbs have been checked. It is also advisable to put together an emergency kit, such as food, drink, torch and extra clothing, for journeys in severe winter weather, and to keep it in the back of your car.

On the road:

  • Visibility is vital. Keep your windscreen and windows clean and clear
  • Reduce your speed on slippery surfaces and avoid harsh braking or acceleration
  • Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front – in rain, ice and snow leave enough space to stop safely. Allow up to ten times the normal braking distance, especially on motorways
  • Use a higher gear to avoid spinning the wheels when starting off or climbing hills
Samara Edwards Amos - Communications Officer for UK and Ireland
Samara Edwards Amos

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