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Summer tyres vs All-season tyres – Are Summer tyres worth considering?

26/06/2018

Summer tyres vs All-season tyres – Are Summer tyres worth considering?

Many drivers are unaware of the differences between all-season tyres and summer tyres, by better understanding the benefits of both, this will allow you to make an informed choice on which tyres are best suited to you, so you can and stay prepared for any eventuality.  

All-season tyres 

All-season tyres provide a reasonable level of performance all year round. You’ll always be prepared for the cold weather in winter, as well as the warmer weather throughout the summer. Most importantly, you won’t need to change these at any point during the year, as all-season tyres can handle temperatures as low as -5, which is fine for drivers in the UK. Overall the versatility of the all-season tyres will save you time and money.

Summer tyres 

Summer tyres are designed for maximum performance in the summer months, they handle well on dry and wet roads, and are best suited to temperatures above 7 degrees. The main advantage of using summer tyres, relates to the higher performance characteristics when used in suitable conditions. You’ll notice the following when changing to summer tyres in warm temperatures;

  • Increased responsiveness – Steering will feel quicker and more accurate, especially on a tight corner!
  • Improved handling – The rubber components are softer, so they’ll help you navigate twists and turns. 
  • Better braking – Active braking technology will help you stop quicker on dry roads. 

So, are Summer tyres worth it? 

  • Overall the versatility of the all-season tyres will save you time and money, however if you’re prepared to change your tyres after the summer months, and your more concerned about the performance of your car, then changing to a set of Summer tyres could be worthwhile!

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