Differences summer tires from winter

For novice motorist quick look at winter and summer tires do not show a big difference – the difference in price can only delay consideration. You can cite the example of one year old child, is equally enthusiastic dressing for a walk boots and sandals. However, between these two categories is a huge difference in the use of modern high technologies. The correct choice and timely replacement of tires depends on your safety and ease of driving.

Summer tire - Bridgestone Turanza ER30

Summer tire – Bridgestone Turanza ER30

Winter and summer – two different seasons with different temperatures and the opposite condition of the roadway. Each tread cope with their problems. Winter snowdrifts overcome major “checkered”, scattered in a checkerboard pattern. Require frequent summer rains tread able to divert from the wheels of a large amount of water. Helps avoid hydroplaning summer tread having deep wide longitudinal grooves. These grooves remove water from the contact patches of tires. Protectors here are divided into asymmetric and directional. The difference is clear from the title. Difference in the way the output of water from the wheel. When installing asymmetric tires need to remember that the pattern of tires left and right wheel rotates when moving in different directions, thus reducing the noise of wheels in motion.

The second difference between “summer” and “winter” is enclosed in rubber hardness. For a cold winter with a soft rubber, giving a high coefficient of traction. The summer heat in the sun hard rubber avoids softening, which greatly extend the braking distance. Already the difference in the composition of used tire rubber denies the possibility of creating “all season” tires.

Winter tires - Bridgestone Ice Cruiser 7000

Winter tires – Bridgestone Ice Cruiser 7000

Some car owners during the transition from winter to summer obuvku increase the diameter of the wheels. Here we have to change and bore diameter, and the width and height of the profile. Calculate the size is when a change to the external diameter of the wheels is not changed from the standard by more than 5%. Thus, by increasing the bore diameter is reduced profile height and the width of the tire increases. Wider tread stable on a dry track, improves drivability, but pay attention to the depth and width of grooves for water drainage – they should increase in proportion to the width of the tire. Reduced profile will also improve handling and increase its accuracy by reducing the amplitude of the “folding” at the turn of the tire. However, the lower profile, the more sensitive to the salon every bump under the wheels.

Remember importantly timely transition from summer to winter tires and vice versa, not only prolong the life of tires, but also significantly reduce accidents on the roads.