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The utility of winter tires is not lost on Canadians. But summer tires? Should you bother to buy summer tires? Well, summer tires definitely are a thing and they do confer several advantages that regular, all-season tires do not. Here’s what you should know about summer tires.
Winter tires are designed to increase traction on wet and cold roads. Summer tires are designed for dry roads. Summer tires are built for speed and agility. They increase the responsiveness of your vehicle, thus increasing your cornering and braking abilities. Summer tires have specialized tread patterns and rubber compounds that set them apart from other tires.
These tread patterns and compounds produce increased precision. The tread pattern is special because it has less grooving. The upshot of this is that a summer tire always has more rubber in contact with the road at any given moment, thus maximizing the road-holding grip. And the flexibility of a summer tire increases its traction and grip. Finally, summer tires usually have shallower tread depths and this helps to provide more stability in situations where your tires might be stretched to their limits.
Gurr Auto sells numerous brands of high-performance summer tires. If you are in St. Thomas, Ontario, or anywhere nearby, and would like to book an appointment to have summer tires installed, please click here. Or, if you would like to learn more about summer tires, or about any of our services, you can contact us via our website or call us at 519-637-9861.