As the seasons change you may notice changes in your MINI too, don't be alarmed as they may be completely normal. Read below a series of things that may change as we head into the colder months...
As a MINI driver, you are a true original. And this individuality doesn’t stop when the winter comes. When rain, ice and snow are around, the important thing is: Outstanding safety combined with pure driving pleasure. No other piece of equipment has such an great influence on handling and safety as wheels and tyres. At temperatures below 7 °C, MINI Genuine Winter Tyres already show clear advantages compared to summer tyres.
When the temperature drops below 7 °C, summer tyres no longer perform at their best because their rubber compounds go hard at low temperatures. On wet or snow-covered road surfaces in particular, this has a negative influence on adhesion, steering and handling. Winter tyres are made from special rubber compounds formulated to withstand the cold so that they continue to grip even when the temperature drops.