Stuart Brown at Star Tyres In Wellington is keen to increase awareness amongst drivers regarding the importance of switching to Winter Tyres now that the average temperature is dropping below 7 degrees centigrade.The jury has been divided as to whether winter tyres are worth the investment. Based on tests run by various motoring organisations the decision is coming very much in favour of the added benefits of winter tyres. Most commentators now confirm that the driving experience is notably improved when using Winter Tyres in conditions under 7 degrees c and on wet slushy roads. The myth that they are only relevant for snow and ice is slowly being challenged. We just need to make sure consumers have the choice when they change their tyres in the winter months. We would recommend them whole heartedly for safety and improved handling. The association of British Motor Insurance have announced that having winter tyres on their vehicles will not incur any additional costs to premiums as long as the tyres meet and are fitted in accordance with the vehicle manufacturers specifications.