Is it time for new tires? Are you stressed over how much of a complete monetary investment buying tires is? A look at the differences and benefits of summer tires vs. all season tires might have you rethinking which to invest in. While both have many suitable strengths, it is important to choose the tire that is right for you. Let’s take a more detailed look at the differences.
All Season Tires
These tires have moderate tread depth which provides serious advantages when driving in less-than-spectacular conditions. Journeying through snow, sleet, or rain will be far easier with these guys. Moderate tread depth means better handling capabilities, so you are less likely to slide around during bad weather conditions. Additionally, because the tread depth is higher, these tires will last much longer than summer tires. Therefore, you will save more money by not needing to replace your tires as often. All season tires are also versatile. They are offered in a variety of different makes, models, sizes, load capacities, and speed ratings. They provide ride comfort, handling, and ease when maneuvering through light, wintry conditions. Although they are an investment, all season tires should not be overlooked as a potential possession.
Summer tires are built for agility. If you want tires that can handle speed, or weaving through traffic in a busy city these tires are for you. They are far better with cornering, braking capabilities, and responsiveness than all season tires. The tread depth is a lot lower on summer tires, but the rubber content is much higher. This helps your tires grip the road much easier, which is why they do so well when handling quick, sudden maneuvers. The increased gripping capabilities are very well suited for wet conditions as well. Better grip means that your car is less likely to hydroplane so when it rains, it doesn’t necessarily pour. You can push these tires to their limit and they will not disappoint!
So Which Tire is Right For You?
You must consider your driving conditions, the climate in which you live, and personal driving habits before deciding on what tires are best for you. Just to make sure you’re not feeling a bit adventurous, having all four of the same tire type is probably going to be your safest option, so I wouldn’t mix it up if I were you. Your tires should meet your manufacturer’s size, speed rating, load capacity etc.
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