Spring is fast approaching but current weather reports predict yet another sprinkling of snow. Motorists who wish to change their winter tyres to summer tyres are best advised to look at weather temperatures rather than the time of the year.
The main characteristic of the summer tyre is excellent driving and braking performance on both dry and wet roads, in temperatures over 7C throughout the spring, summer and autumn. A simple block-shape tread pattern ensures the tyre's contact area remains as rigid as possible, ensuring maximum grip at all times by optimising friction with the road surface. If the tyre has any special indication on it, it means this tyre is for summer usage.
The key is the temperature to the question of the right tyres and the temperature is important. Over 7C -between Easter and October traditional summer tyres are truly in their element. Between October and Easter cold weather winter tyres show distinct safety advantages.