Are Summer Tires Better for Your Vehicle?

There are a variety of differences between summer and all-weather tires, including the rubber that they are made out of and the tread pattern. When you're looking for high performance in warm and occasionally wet driving conditions, the stiffer rubber of summer tires may be your best option.

Summer tires are made with a solid rib down the middle and shallower grooves in order to maximize the amount of rubber that is in contact with the ground. The unidirectional tread pattern leads to improved braking and cornering, but makes it difficult to rotate the tires into different positions on the car, decreasing the lifetime of a set of tires.

The rigid rubber of summer tires can be unsafe when the temperatures drop close to freezing. At Cassill Motors, we'll explain any of your options in Cedar Rapids, IA. Visit us today.

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