11th December 2019


Can I use summer tires in the winter?

Faster wear on warm, dry pavement - the tread rubber of winter tires is considerably more flexible than that of all season and summer tires. That same pliable tread rubber that adds traction in winter will wear down quickly in warm temperatures. You won't get the crisp response from a winter tire in warm weather.

Furthermore, how cold can you drive with summer tires?

Follow the tire manufacturer's recommendations whenever available. It is not recommended to drive on these types of tires at temperatures below 40 degrees F (5 degrees C). It is recommended these types of tires be stored indoors at temperatures maintained at above 20 degrees F (-7 degrees C) when not in use.

Are summer tires good in winter?

All-season tires perform well in warm weather, but they may offer less grip than summer tires, sacrificing some steering, braking, and cornering capabilities. All-season tires are capable of providing traction in winter, but are not the best tire to use in extreme winter driving conditions.

What temperature is good for winter tires?

Winter tires lose grip as the temperatures climb above +7 C. Just as all-seasons wear tread faster in winter, winters wear faster in summer. Winter tires are constructed to have flexible tread below freezing and they have lots more tread blocks with many sipes for ice grip. These elements do not work in warm weather.
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