From On November 1, the legal obligation to drive with winter tires will come into effect on all roads and highways with snow, ice or icing. However, drivers often decide to replace their cars at the last minute and are then surprised by overcrowded service stations. With the coming of the new winter, many drivers also buy new winter tires, and they also increasingly order them in online stores.

Overviews of the best-selling manufacturers, types and sizes often help them make their final decision when choosing winter tires. Online shopping guide Zboží.cz reveals that drivers start to be interested in new tires as early as the second half of September, and their interest peaks in October, i.e. right now. The latest analysis shows that most drivers are willing to pay around 1,500 crowns for one tyre.

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Never skimp on new tires, however, you will appreciate really high-quality footwear especially on frequent trips to the mountains

According to Zboží.cz, the five most popular types of winter tires are this year Barum Polaris 5 (195/65 R15 91 T), Matador MP93 Nordicca (205/55 R16 91 H), Barum Polaris 5 (205/55 R16 91 T), Continental WinterContact TS 870 (195/65 R15 91 T) a Matador MP93 Nordicca (195/65 R15 91 T). All five tire models are logically connected by the fact that they are used on the cars most often seen in our country, especially Skodas. You can find a more detailed overview of them in our table.

The latest data from internet search engines further reveals that more and more drivers are becoming interested in user-friendly all-season tires. The main reason is the fact that solid winter tires are used to the full, especially by people who regularly drive to mountainous areas. All-season tires are sufficient on road-treated and mostly rather wet city streets. Another positive is the fact that the development of all-season tires continues continuously, and the production technology and compounds are of better quality than ever before.

Czech drivers are also regularly looking for the period specified by law when they must wear appropriate footwear on roads with snow, ice or frost. We remind you that the statutory period in the Czech Republic is between November 1 and March 31.