What’s so special about winter tires?
How are summer tires different?
The main difference between summer and winter tires are size and sharpness of the tire tread. Summer tire treads usually have a lower profile with fewer sharp edges. Summer tires also feature “funnelling treads”—a tread pattern that funnels water from under the tire during rainy conditions. Summer tires are made from a durable compound rubber than can handle the intense heat coming off of roads in summer, and wet and rainy conditions.
Do I need new summer tires?
- There is enough tread on all tire surfaces. Tires should be replaced when the tread depth reaches 2/32”
- There are no uneven wear spots
- There are no large holes or puncture spots
- The tread isn’t separating from the main body of the tire