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Summer Tires at Trail Tire Auto Centers Athabasca

Summer Tires in Canada

Summer tires are also known as high-performance tires. They offer the best road traction in hot and dry weather. These tires were initially intended for high-performance automobiles rather than a particular season.

Due to their remarkable performance, summer tires are now a more typical choice for everyday automobiles than simply luxury and sports cars.

These tires have a specific tread design and a shallow tread depth, which provides the tires with:

  • Excellent response
  • Quick braking
  • Tight cornering

Summer tire treads contain fewer grooves, allowing more general rubber to stay on the road when driving. Shallower treads additionally keep tire performance higher when the rubber is nearing its speed or agility limits. Summer tires can also function well in mild, wet circumstances, such as brief seasonal rain. This capacity is also derived from the tread design, which prevents hydroplaning by rapidly removing water from the treads.

When Should You Get Summer Tires?

Summer Tires should be installed on your rims during the warmer months when temperatures rise over 7 °C. They provide excellent traction on wet and dry roads thanks to their specific tread designs and tire compounds.

Summer Tires also give excellent curve stability and kilometer performance in hot weather. This means you may drive your car comfortably on both dry and wet, slick roads during the summer months. However, keep in mind that Summer Tires are not suited for winter circumstances, so be sure to change your tires as the season dictates.

  • Summer Tires offer superior all-around performance throughout the warmer months. They have a fairly tough compound that softens in milder weather, allowing them to adapt to both dry and wet roads.
  • Summer Tires have fewer sipes than snow tires but have specifically engineered tread bars to reduce hydroplaning. These provide increased grip both longitudinally and laterally in warm conditions, ensuring excellent traction on both wet and dry roads.
  • While Summer Tires can withstand most weather patterns, they are not appropriate for more complex, colder areas. They have a tougher rubber compound with little natural rubber; unlike snow tires, which harden and become brittle below +7 degrees C. Having said that, they are engineered to withstand higher temperatures without becoming soft. Summer tires have lower friction and hence use less fuel.
  • Summer tires often feature a simple block-shaped tread design, offering a large footprint with the ground. This provides superb handling and has a significant impact on stopping distance.

Can You Drive On Summer Tires In The Rain?

Many drivers believe that Summer Tires are primarily intended for dry weather performance; nevertheless, summer tires also provide outstanding grip in rainy conditions. Summer tires include a broader tread and soft rubber compounds, providing responsive handling in dry and rainy situations. They also have extensive grooves for wet grip and hydroplaning protection.

A Summer Tire, such as the Bridgestone RE760 Sport, will outperform an all-season tire on dry surfaces when cornering and stopping. Summer Tires also work well in showers; well wet traction is still not an all-season feature.

Why Do Summer Tires Outperform In Heat And Rain?

Summer Tires are designed to provide exceptional road grip, whether it’s sweltering outside, slightly damp, or pouring excessively. They are made of a tread compound (the mixture of rubber and additives that make up the tread) that contains sticky additions for wet road traction.

However, this tread combination provides enough stability to ensure that the tires stand up and maintain their structure when the heat is on. On hot asphalt, this reduces rolling resistance.

While many people may be surprised to learn that summer tires surpass all-season tires both in wet and dry traction, this is something that won’t: Winter traction is unavailable with performance tires. They become hard in cold temperatures and are not a good choice in ice or snow.

Summer And All-Season Tire Lifespans

Summer tires outperform winter tires on dry terrain, but their performance suffers significantly in snow and ice. They typically last 65,000+ kilometers, based on driving patterns and environmental circumstances.

As the name implies, All-Season Tires work well in all weather conditions, hot and cold. They typically have a lifespan of roughly 100,000 kilometers

Which Type Of Tire Is the Best Fit for Me?

The answer is not as straightforward as it appears. The truth is that the tires you select should be dependent on the environment you reside in, and the road surfaces you frequently travel on. If you live in an area with challenging winter weather, switching to a dedicated pair of winter tires is the best and safest choice.

Should You Purchase Summer Tires?

Summer Tires are a fantastic choice if you reside in an area that seldom snows and the temperature usually is 7 degrees or higher during your regular driving periods. Since they are better at avoiding hydroplaning at cruising speeds than All-Season tires, performance tires are particularly well-suited to urban regions with warm climates that experience occasional rain.

If you live in a location where the weather is unpredictable, where you can experience freezing rain or snow showers in the fall or spring, All-Season tires are a better option.

Trail Tire Auto Centers Athabasca is the place you can trust when you need tires & vehicle repairs. We Keep You Moving!

We carry the following major tire brands, Bridgestone, Firestone, Michelin, Cooper Tires, BF Goodrich, Toyo Tires, GT Radial, Radar Tires, Continental, General Tire and Mickey Thompson.

You can also bring your vehicle to us when you need an oil change, brake repair, differential repair, engine diagnostic, provincial inspections or transmission repairs. Our expert technicians are here to handle it all. Wait with your vehicle in our comfortable waiting area, or take advantage of our after-hours key drop. Call or stop by your nearest location today to schedule an appointment.