Summer Vs. All-Season Tires—Which Should You Choose?

Whether you regularly commute long distances or your daily travel occurs within a limited area, choosing the right tires for your vehicle is critical. Every driver should keep in mind the differences between summer and all-season tires when making a tire purchase.

The main difference between all-season and summer tires is that all-season tires offer at least moderate traction benefits in all weather conditions while summer tires are specifically designed for enhanced performance on hot pavement and during heavy summer rain events. While the tread pattern of all-season tires does improve traction in a range of conditions, a trade-off occurs with an overall decrease in handling and performance in the heat of summer when compared to summer tires. The reduced friction factor associated with summer tires also serves to improve fuel economy in hot weather.

The next time that you’re shopping for tires, be sure to consider Griffin Kia first! We’ll show you what’s available and help you select tires based on your vehicle and driving habits.



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