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Do you need summer tires?


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2015-07-15 20:50:50
2015-07-15 20:50:50
Summer TiresI drove all summer on my winter tires and the only things that came of it were louder than normal road noise, and tread-wear. Both winter and summer tires will last you longer if you change them every season. If money is an issue, get all season.

You don't NEED summer tires. all-season tires would probably do fine for you. Winter tires will be louder on dry roads and will wear fast, so you should not drive on them year-round. Summer tires usually have a performance advantage on dry roads over winter and all-season tires, but should not be driven in more than a dusting of snow, and forget about it on ice (I discovered this when it finally snowed here in NC; my current car came with summer tires). All-season, of course, offer a balance of traction in all conditions. I drove in upstate NY winters for several years on all-season tires without much problem, so unless you frequently drive on unplowed roads with more than a couple inches of snow/ice, you can get by with all-season tires year round.

Winter tires use different compounds. When they are new they are very soft and grip well on ice and snow but as they wear down to about halfway, the compound changes to an all season compound which is harder. Once snow tires are half worn, they are about the same as regular all season tires so you might as well run them. Snow tires are only good on snow for one or two seasons.

wow now this is a question . I am from Canada . so hmm alot of snow and a few good months of hot sun . All-season tires seems of been a thing to have for many years here . but now its changing , people want better traction in the winter . and with a two year old all season tire , it just dont cut it any more the swipes in the tire are not as deep anymore . put it this . do you want to stay on the road and kick the snow out from under the tires or would you want them to ride on top like a snow shoe ? . During the summer you want a good rain tire to hmmm , almost do the same thing with the water . The biggest money maker from the tire company's is miss leading the people thinking that a n all season tire can do the job , but as the tire wears down the the all season factor goes out the window in a 20% tread wear .wish i lived where there was no snow.

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I'm from Canada too, and agree totally with my countryman above. You DO need summer tires as they deal with rain much better than winter tires do. (And we get lots of unexpected rain in summer.) -Most sensible Canadians keep two complete sets of rims, one with summer and one set with winter tires. Most GOOD snow tires cost more than summer tires, so it's silly to waste them with dry road use. All Season tires are OK, but not as good as the two set option


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As long as your snow tires are not studded, it is OK to run them in summer; however, snow tires will wear out quicker on dry summer roads than on wet or slick winter roads.

Winter tires have a deep and differing grip pattern on then which is designed to push snow and slush awy from beneath them. Summer tires are more designed for basic wet and warm conditions

Tires leak a little over time, so if you haven't ridden during winter you will need to inflate them in spring to compensate for what's been lost over winter.

You need the tires that are most appropriate for your car.

actually bicycle tire or for that matter any kind of tire does lose air, the heat in the summer causes the air in the tires to expand. That's why is not a good idea to fill your tires to the max in the summer time.

I think if you look at the auto tire prices you would be able to find a really great price on Elise summer tires. In the summer your tires should be great also but if you try tire auto in Ohio you will get a great price.

Sure.ANS 2 - No, it actually isn't that safe. -Snow tires have terrible grip on dry roads and your braking will diminish on wet or dry compared to good summer tires. - -Why do you think they call therm SNOW tires .

The same materials summer tires are made of. They just have a different tread pattern.

No, you need the tires with the air in them to tow it.

No, you don't have to. Air is air, no such thing as summer or winter air just check and maintain the proper air pressure required for your vehicle.

Yes, it is generally cheaper to keep summer and winter tires on their own rims

Kelly Tires offers a wide variety of tires, whether you need "all terrain" tires for all road types, tires for rugged terrain. They have commercial truck tires or "LT" tires, tires for light trucks. They tell you how to locate on your vehicle the correct tire size you need.

new tires. If the tires brake, you'll need it

You don't need to rotate MY tires but, you need to when your car goes left or right when the wheel is straight.

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Wanti tires are for use in passenger vehicles and of broad variety of light trucks. The tires supply as high performance in summer winter as they are in winter.

Yokohama tires are very good tires. They have a great treadlife and are great for summer and winter driving. They are a bit pricey, but well worth the money.

When your tires have 2/32" tread depth left you need to replace them.

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It is very important to have the correct car tires for the season. There are some car tires that are meant for the summer, with less tread, that promote faster speed and better gas mileage. There are other car tires that are meant for the winter, with deeper tread for gripping the snowy roads. There are even tires that are designed to work well in the water, with special tread that pushes the water from puddles off to the sides of the tires so that the car will not hydroplane and crash. Since all of these are so different, and so adjusted to do exactly what they need to do, it is crucial to have the right tires for the weather that you are driving in. The problem with running a car with summer tires in the winter -- something that many people do to save money, unknowingly putting themselves in a lot of danger -- is that the car tires for the summer do not have deep enough tread patterns to grip in the snow and ice. This can lead to a number of problems, such as your car failing to brake when you depress the brake pedal. The tires will stop as they are supposed to, but they will just slide along over the ice after they have stopped. You car will also be more prone to spinning on the highway, or to losing traction in the slush and plunging off the road. This can easily be fixed by having different car tires for different seasons. It is not so much of a problem to run a car in the summer with winter car tires, at least not in terms of danger to your life. The biggest reason you would not want to do it is that the winter tires are expensive, and you will be wearing them out on the summer roads. This is a waste of the investment, and means also that the winter car tires will not be in their best condition when the winter comes around. Therefore, it is best to have a set of summer car tires and another set of tires for the winter.

Winter, because there's mire heat and pressure in the Summer.

yes, run flat tires may need patched

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