Despite the fact that in the full summer, 491,000 drivers still drive winter tires. Bovag concludes this from a study conducted at the end of July and the beginning of August on 1491 cars in the provinces of South Holland, Utrecht and Limburg. This would be 5.4 percent of the total fleet of about 9.1 million vehicles.
In 2019 and 2020, 5.3 percent of drivers still drive winter tires in summer. The reason we have added more cars since then is partly because the total number of cars that continue to drive on winter tires has grown by 16,000 compared to 2020. In 2019, the number was 470,000.
According to the Trade Federation, winter tires made of soft rubber wear out badly in high temperatures and the car uses more fuel. Heat can also negatively affect road stability and produce more particles.
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