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Summer Tyre Key Factors

Author: Cassandra Surette
by Cassandra Surette
Posted: Feb 18, 2015
winter tyres

Most people don’t think too much about the different features that they should consider when purchasing a brand new set of summer tires. Manufacturers tend to have different designed tyres that all exhibit a bit unique properties. As the weather varies a lot across Europe, all from extremely hot summers, to more bearable temperatures. Also the rain tendency varies. Some parts never change to winter tyres, as there is rarely any snow, but some can still get some spot of ice during its winter seasons. Other areas are fully covered with snow during the winter season. Even in Provence, southern France I have seen a lot of snow around Christmas, this is of course very rare and they do not consider changing to winter tyres. But the most important factors to take into consideration is the kind of temperature that your tyre will endure during the time that you will use them.

Key for safety tends to be how well they can handle rain and avoid aquaplaning. Everyone that has experience aquaplaning, knows that this is something we all want to avoid, so a tyre that is more efficient to push away the water with its special thread design, could be an option to consider. The other factor is performance, if you will drive at high speeds, then you need to look for a high performance tyre in order to keep you safe at the high speeds. Just remember that the tyre a key safety factor on your car. Good tyres will ensure that you are able to get your car to a stop quickly both on dry as well as wet roads. Low quality tyres, tend to be more expensive in the long run due to higher roll resistance, leaving you with a higher fuel consumption and they might not have as good ability to stop in dry and wet and might have a higher ability to aquaplaning. So key factors are choosing a good tyre with good grip within the temperature span that are present within your area. Then you just make sure that you keep the tyre pressure at its recommended level and you will be fine!

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Author: Cassandra Surette

Cassandra Surette

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Member since: Feb 18, 2015
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