Are winter tires necessary or are summer tires with a profile sufficient?

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During the day it is still nice and warm, the sun is shining and by Freezing temperatures not a trace. In the morning, however, it looks very different. But the summer tires were only recently bought - they are practically new. Can you still drive it without any problems, or maybe not? Even if your summer tires are completely new and the profile is practically barely visible - let alone retracted - make sure no alternative to winter or all-season tires. Summer tires are, as the name suggests, for the summer. Due to the harder rubber, the tires have less grip at lower temperatures. The profiles represent another not insignificant problem.

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Due to their shape, they tend to become clogged with damp earth and leaves and consequently they no longer offer the usual grip. Not only one increased risk of accidents, but also legal consequences can be the result. In Germany there is the situational winter tire requirement. In contrast to the general Winter tires are mandatory this means that the tires fitted must be adapted to the road and weather conditions, if not, there is a risk Fines (€). It gets worse when it causes disabilities or even accidents. Higher penalties follow here. In contrast to the legally prescribed 1,6 mm remaining tread depth, for safety reasons the tires should be replaced when they are at least 4 mm.

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