Most cars come pre-equipped with all-season tires now, besides sports cars, which sometimes come with summer tires. Summer tires are tires that provide excellent grip on roads in the non-winter seasons—not just summer—but don’t perform well at all in the winter. So what are the pros and cons of summer tires?
First of all, all-season tires are a compromise between summer and winter tires. They work well enough in all types of weather, but they’re never great. Their main benefit is that you don’t have to switch them out before winter, so you don’t have to take the time or spend the money on a set of winter tires.
You technically can drive summer tires in the cold and snow, but you’ll probably experience subpar performance. On the other hand, you’ll have much better performance during the other months, and when it gets close to winter, you can put on winter tires and drive safer in the snow. This is a great option if you have the money for another set of tires and don’t mind spending the time to switch the tires out.
All-season and summer tires both have their benefits, so for more information about tires and what’s best for your car, call Hometown Motors today!