Summer Tyres are made from a much softer rubber compound than Cold Weather Tyres, meaning Summer Tyres deliver better grip and superior handling on both dry and wet roads in warmer conditions.
Summer Tyres also feature a simpler tread pattern, with fewer grooves and sipes (up to ten times less tyre grooves). This optimises contact with the road during dry summer months improving the vehicles traction and braking ability - This makes Summer Tyres less suitable for winter weather conditions where the temperature drops below 7°C.
Why Should I fit Summer Tyres?
The chances are your vehicle is already fitted with Summer Tyres, as the majority of vehicle manufacturers fit this type of tyre as standard.
However, if you have switched to Cold Weather Tyres during the colder months, it is recommended that you switch back to Summer Tyres when the weather reaches average temperatures of 7°C as your Cold Weather Tyres will no longer provide optimum grip on warm dry roads
Don’t be fooled by the name
Summer Tyres are not just for driving on hot sunny days. While Summer Tyres provide exceptional performance in dry conditions, they also provide excellent grip on wet roads.
So even when the unpredictable British summer brings cloud and rain, Summer Tyres will offer the best performance at this time of year.