Why Summer Tires Are SuperiorSummer tires are specifically optimized to improve road grip in the summer heat and rain. The tread compound is made from a mix of rubber and filler, with additives to improve road grip in wet conditions. This unique blend affords these tires the sturdiness to withstand hot temperatures while keeping the resistance to a minimum on steamy pavement. The tread patterns on summer tires are typically more shallow and more straight than the hefty grooves on winter tires or all-season tires, allowing for more stability while turning and accelerating. Summer tires don’t offer any winter value—they tend to get rigid as the temperature drops and aren’t a safe choice in any snow or ice conditions. But, with better handling, they consistently outperform all-season tires in both wet and dry conditions when the road is clear.
Replacing Your TiresWe always recommend installing new tires in sets of four—changing out a complete set will improve handling, comfort, and performance. If you prefer to replace tires in pairs, however, we can make that work—as long as they're the same size as the tires already on your vehicle, and installed on the rear axle.
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