Once the summer months come around (typically considered in the UK to be from June to September), your vehicle’s performance on the road will naturally be different than it is during the rest of the year. To accommodate your vehicle for the warmer weather and to make sure it handles well on the roadways, you may want to consider using summer tyres as your primary option.
What are Summer Tyres?
Summer tyres, just like winter tyres, are designed to be used for a particular time of year. Summer tyres are made using a particular rubber compound that works with the specific tread patterns and tyre ribs made for this time of year to give you better performance on the road. The tyres are able to grip the road better when the temperature is warmer, giving you better wear for your tyres and much better fuel consumption.
Why Go With Summer Tyres?
If you are looking for ways to improve your vehicle’s safety and performance then summer tyres can be just for you. The softer rubber compound used in the tyres allows them to grip the road surface better when it is hot and the road surface is very hot. Summer tyres are also designed to help expel water on the roadways, something that is typical with summer rain storms. The better grooves in the tread allow for safer driving, letting you avoid problems like aquaplaning.
Tread Depth Limits
Summer tyres, just like all new tyres, will come with a standard tread depth of 8MM to provide you with better grip and performance. Once the tyres have worn down to a limit of 1.6MM you will need to have them replaced in order to be at the legal specifications and to keep your vehicle safe on the roads.