What is the Difference Between All-Season and Summer Tires?

June 18th, 2018 by

Mechanic Rotating Tires Using Impact Wrench

The key differences between all-season and summer tires are often misunderstood, and can significantly affect performance and handling. Since tires are your vehicle’s only contact point with the road, choosing the right tires for your new car can make a huge difference. So, which do you choose?

All-Season Tires

All-Season tires are ideal for drivers who live in moderate climates. They offer better grip in light snow, but their tread depth leaves them lacking traction in summer weather. All-season tires feature:

  • Moderate tread depth
  • Longer lasting treads
  • Provide increased traction in winter conditions

Summer Tires

Summer tires offer better handling due to the lack of grooves in the tread keeping more of the tire in contact with the road. This actually makes them less likely to hydroplane in wet conditions. Summer tires are ideal for someone in wet or dry summer climates and with sports performance vehicle. Additional benefits include:

  • Improved speed
  • Increased agility
  • Better cornering and braking

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