Is there anything better than taking your vehicle out for a spin during the summer? With the radio up, the windows down, and the sun shining, it can be pretty enjoyable.
Summer driving is typically looked at as an easier driving season because the weather is usually more predictable and there’s less of a chance of inclement weather. Many drivers may not be aware, but there are tires that are better suited for summer driving to get the maximum performance out of your car.
While winter tires are more concerned with gaining traction on icy and slippery roads, summer tires are best for high-performance driving when the weather is good. Summer tires are more concerned with grip on the road and steering response. Summer tires will also have high-traction levels, but treadwear isn’t as important as with a winter tire.
Let’s take a look at some of the best summer tires, and why it’s so important to have tires that are high performing.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOOD TIRES
Every part of your car should be in tiptop condition to keep you safe, but your tires should be paid special consideration. Tires are the part of your car that is in direct contact with the road—whatever that may throw at you. Bad tires that have low tread (or that are bald) can cause accidents because of a sudden blowout on the road. Bad tires will also influence your ability to break, which can obviously cause a huge hazard when you come on something unexpected on the road or get caught in traffic.
Having bad tires can also increase your chances of being stranded after a tire blowout. And depending on where you have a blowout—whether it’s on the highway or in the middle of a country road—it could take a while for help to get to you.
Good tires can promote better fuel efficiency in addition to providing you with peace of mind.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SUMMER TIRES?
If you’re thinking about purchasing a set of tires for the summer months, you may not know exactly where to begin. A good place to start is by paying a visit to your local tire shop and asking their expert opinion on which tires are going to best suit your car.
Some of the best tires for the summer, according to the experts, include:
- Michelin Pilot Super Sport Summer Tire
- Continental ExtremeContact DW Tire
- Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Tire
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a driver who didn’t keep up with the maintenance of their tire, which directly resulted in the accident—you may be entitled to compensation. Give the legal experts at Fry | Goehring a call at (404) 948-3571 for more information about your legal rights.