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What is a summer tire?

“A summer tire boasts superior performance on dry surfaces but its performance is substantially reduced in the snow and ice. ”

Summer tires boast superior performance on dry surfaces but its performance is substantially reduced in the snow and ice.  

 

You know you have summer tires if the tires do not have an M+S (mud and snow) tire traction rating on the tire sidewall.  

 

As the name suggests, summer tires are to be used in the summer; or throughout the year in areas that don’t experience winter.

All-season tires, as the name suggests, provide good performance through all seasons, hot and cold. 

 

You know you have all-season tires if they have ALL SEASON and/or M+S (mud and snow) marked on the tire sidewall. 

 

While all-season tires can be used on snowy and icy roads, snow tires will have better snow traction; so snow tires are recommended for areas that experience harsh winters.