Find summer tires in Burlington’s Accurate Tirecraft. Also known as performance tires, summer tires help improve performance and aesthetic to your vehicle. These tires are stiffer than other types, designed for handling and stability. Summer tires also have a wider tread allowing more contact with the road and better dry traction. Try summer tires for your vehicle today and feel the difference!
What’s the Difference? All-Season, Summer & Performance Tires
All-season tires are expected to perform well for all types of road conditions. However, they do not provide as much grip as winter tires in cold and snowy conditions.
Some benefits of all-season or touring tires include:
- Harder compound with softer sidewalls
- Quieter than other types of performance tires
- Designed for long-lasting performance
- Ability to be used on wet, dry, and to a lesser extent, snowy road surfaces
- Good water evacuation
- A “T” speed rating
Fact: North America is the only place that has an “all-season” tire designation. One of the most important things to remember about all-season tires, as the definition suggests, is that they present a compromise every season as they aren’t made to be used in any specific type of weather.
Summer tires, also known as 3-season or performance all-season tires, are different from 4-season or all-season tires. They are becoming increasingly popular in North America, but the downside is that they can be much less effective when the weather reaches a freezing point. Summer tires have the following features:
- Built with soft, rubbery compound that offers superior handling in various types of conditions
- Noisier performance than 4-season or all-season tires
- H or V speed rating with more aggressive tread pattern
- Expected to disperse deep water
Still considered a summer tire, performance tires offer the highest level of grip in warmer temperatures. These tires excel in both wet and dry conditions. Performance tires are well-known for the following:
- Stiff sidewalls for better cornering abilities and easier handling
- Improving directional stability
Please note that performance tires do not work well in cold weather as they are designed for higher temperatures. Performance tires may also wear out faster because they are intended to be stickier.