Know Your Tires: Summer vs. All-Season

Winter Haven drivers don’t have to worry about the snow, sleet, or ice that can affect other areas of the country. But they should know the different tire options available to them for safety and performance purposes. FIAT of Winter Haven is here to help and answer all of your questions concerning the difference between summer tires and all-season tires, as well as the benefits and limitations of each.

All-Season Tires

All-season tires provide exceptional performance in both wet and dry conditions. Made for the average driver, these types of tires have a moderate tread depth and rubber compounds that are manufactured to provide a longer tread life than summer tires. They are offered in a plethora of sizes, types, models, speed ratings, and load capacities.

Benefits of all season tires include:

  • Greater performance in both wet and dry conditions
  • Longer tread life
  • Acceptable performance in wet weather

Since all season tires are designed to be used year-round, they will cost you a pretty penny. And they do not offer the same off-roading capabilities as winter or off-road tires do.

Summer Tires

These tires are great for high-performance vehicles, offering both speed and agility. They offer better cornering, braking capabilities, and increased responsiveness. This is attributed to their specialized tread pattern and rubber compounds, enabling more precision on the road.

The benefits of summer tires include:

  • Less grooving
  • Maximum road-holding performance
  • Improved speed and agility

Summer tires are ideal for people who want a more responsive, quicker car. Though they have great grip, they do not provide the best handling during wet conditions as all season tires can.

If you want to check out our tire selection, stop by our FIAT parts department today to see what we can do for you.