Summer Tires

Summer Tire Benefits and Uses

Posted at Mon, Jun 17, 2019 12:00 AM

Universal Used Car Superstore knows that Orlando summers are hot. What better way to escape the heat than to explore the Florida roadways? Buying the right types of tire for summer driving is a great way to increase the efficiency and performance of your ride. Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits and uses of summer tires.

Benefits of Summer Tires

Summer tires provide better handling, speed, braking and traction, responsiveness, and overall drivability during hot summer weather conditions. When compared to all-season tires, summer tires offer increased control and efficiency for sportier, speedier vehicles. They also operate better in slick and wet road conditions, because their treads were engineered to resist hydroplaning.

However, because they experience more contact with the aspault, summer tires often don't last as long as all-season equipment.

Summer Tire Treads

When compared to other tire selections, summer tires have a less-grooved surface and are created to keep as much rubber on the pavement as possible. Their treads are made for optimal grip and are shallower than treads found on other tire selections.

As their name suggests, summer tires do not perform well in winter. They were not made to grip icy or snowy roadways and as a result, offer much less traction control during winter driving conditions. Luckily for Orlando drivers who don’t experience harsh winters, this shouldn’t be an issue!

Summer tires also wear out faster than regular tires due to the rubber they are made from. They typically last between 35,000 miles and 40,000 miles. If you’re an aggressive driver or have a long commute to work, their lifespan will decrease even more.

If you want to perfectly hug every curve this summer, consider buying a fresh set of summer tires from our Orlando service center.

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