Spring and summer provide for some of the easiest driving conditions
It is easy to understand that the winters have some of the hardest driving conditions that you can imagine and in the same way the summers have some of the easiest. The dry tarmac is a perfect condition for almost any type of tire and for the all-season tires that are used during the summer. The grip of tires is almost guaranteed in these conditions unless the manufacturer has messed up the rubber compound, but in that case, they wouldn’t be approved.
The design of the tread can then further enhance the grip and improve the driving properties. It can also almost remove the risk of aquaplaning even in heavy summer rain. I am not saying that all tires are the same, I merely trying to state that during summers it is more difficult to fail with tires versus what can be the case for tires in winter conditions. For the all-season tires you will need to concentrate on how good they are when you experience wet conditions, so that you have good grip and control on wet roads. That you can minimize the braking distance and avoid aquaplaning.
Tires have a big impact of the safety of a car and even during summers a high-quality tire will provide you with better safety than a cheaper tire. The braking distance will be shorter, which helps keeping you out of accidents. The rolling resistance tends to be lower with quality tires, so the fuel consumption and the tire wear is then is lower. This means that you don’t have to replace your tires more seldom. Both these factors act in your favor saving you money on the tires that might have cost a bit more upon purchase.
Winter conditions doesn’t have to be that difficult to drive in, but here it puts more strain on selecting the correct tire for your vehicle and for the conditions that you will drive in. You have both studded tires with metal studs and then you have non-studded tires that rely on just the tread design and additives. Both are great on snowy surfaces, but the studded tires perform a bit better on icy surfaces. Both tire options are approved for winter conditions, so if you have a set of high-quality winter approved tires, you will fare very well on winter conditions.
In summer the trickiest situation is the summer rain, so you do need that have a good tread design to cope with wet surfaces, so that you can avoid aquaplaning, but when you have the dry roads during summers most tires will do ok, but some might have a longer braking distance, but at moderate speeds that is less of an issue. During the spring and fall, you might have to deal with sluhsplaning with your winter tires, this can be just as dangerous as aquaplaning during the summer. This is when the all-weather tires are great, and they can be used all year round if they are winter approved.
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