Summer tyres should have optimal performance on dry and wet roads

Summer Tyres

Your summer tyres will need to be prepared for both wet and dry driving conditions. During the summers, the rain tends to be the conditions that create most challenges. That is if you don’t take into consideration any winter weathers that people are not properly prepared for. Heavy thunderstorms are known for causing many accidents, mainly from aquaplaning incidents. This is why it is very important that we have car tyres that have very good wet grip and are good at preventing aquaplaning.

Newer summer tyres of high quality will have spent a lot on developing tyres that effectively can effectively prevent aquaplaning. Tyres are heavily dependent on how effectively the tread can store and push away water to the sides. This then benefits new tyres as they have good tread depth and as the tread wears out, the depth will decrease and so will the tyre’s ability to store water and limit the amount of water being pushed to the sides. This is why you need to change to new tyres once you reach a tread depth of 4 mm as the ability to prevent aquaplaning, grip and braking distance are all getting worse as the tyres wear out.

Tyres that are very good in wet conditions also tend to be good in dry conditions, while the same is not true for tyres that are good in dry conditions might not be good in wet conditions. That is why you will need to assure yourself that they are good for both conditions. Use the EU tyre label and look at test results from tyre tests to make your decision when you choose new tyres for your vehicle.

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