The decision about whether to buy summer tyres, winter tyres or all-season tyres comes down to the average temperatures where you live and drive. If, for example, temperatures near you tend to drop below 7ºC in winter, you’ll need winter or all-season tyres. Remember, however, that winter tyres aren’t suitable for year-round use, so you’ll also need a set of summer tyres. Different countries have different laws so make sure you find out where in Europe winter tyres are mandatory. Also, if you live somewhere where you’ll be frequently driving in the rain, you may want to consider rain tyres.