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Winter tires work better in winter because they maximize traction on wet and cold roads. The opposite of a winter tire is not an all-season tire; it’s a summer tire. Summer tires are made to perform on dry roads. Summer tires are high-performance tires that are built for speed and agility. With summer tires, your vehicle will be more responsive and you’ll be able to execute more precise braking and cornering. The key to summer tires is their specialized tread patterns and rubber compounds.
The tread patterns have less grooving than the tread on other tires. This means that summer tires apply more rubber into contact with the road, maximizing the road-holding grip of the tire. Summer tires are also more flexible, thus further increasing traction and grip. The tread depths are shallower on summer tires, as well, and this is key because it provides more stability even in situations which would be stressful for other tires, exceeding their capability to maintain traction. The right summer tires for your vehicle must meet the manufacturer’s recommended size, speed rating, and load capacity.
At Downtown Auto Specialist, we sell summer tires and can install them for customers in East Hamilton, Ontario, and anywhere nearby. To book an appointment to have some summer tires installed, please click here. If you want to learn more about summer tires or any of our other products or services, please get in touch with us via our website or call us at 905-529-2833.