12th August 2019
Once you've swapped your summer tyres for winter tyres, it feels like before we know it, the summer months are upon us once more - and it's time to change your tyres again. So, to make life a bit easier, can you use winter tyres in summer? Find out the reasons why using winter tyres in summer is not recommended by manufacturers.
As winter tyres are designed specifically for cold conditions - such as handling ice, snow, and winter precipitation - it's not recommended to use winter tyres in the summer season. As the temperatures increase, the deep tread depths that winter tyres have to handle snow or keep control in ice are not required. Here are some of the reasons why using winter tyres in the summer is not recommended:
As mentioned above, using winter tyres during the summer is likely to have negative effects on not only your tyre wear, but your vehicle performance in general. However, using winter tyres in spring and autumn months - dependent on the weather - should not have as many detrimental effects. However, it's important to note that as climate change and bipolar weather is upon us, there could be a spike of warm weather in the middle of April, for example - so if this is anticipated beforehand, it may be worth changing over your winter tyres to summer tyres from this point onwards.
Tyres are often designed with specific seasons in mind - and it's important to understand this when it comes to the safety of your vehicle, and the life expectancy of your tyres. Looking for your own winter or summer tyres to buy online? Browse our full selection from trusted manufacturers today from Merityre Specialists.