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What do I need to know when choosing summer tyres?
Summer tyres must provide the driver with precise control and excellent grip on wet and dry road surfaces. Summer tyres are built to withstand greater speeds and higher road temperatures. In contrast to winter tyres, summer tyres have a lower tread pattern depth to ensure greater stability of the tryres on asphalt. The lower rolling resistance results in higher fuel efficiency.

The tread pattern of summer tyres has a greater contact surface with the road surface. This is why it is very important that when driving on wet roads, summer tyres would be able to direct water and moisture away from the area between the tyre and the road surface. As a rule, the amount of precipitiation is higher in the summer and autumn months compared to winter and spring. Therefore, tyre manufacturers recommend replacing the summer tyres already at a remaining tread depth of 3-4 mm, even though the permitted limit is 1.6 mm.

When buying summer tyres, you should also be aware that the price of the product is generally also an indicator of quality. For example, the braking distance for premium class summer tyres on wet road surfaces can be 40% higher compared to more affordable tyres – this is a lot! In addition, the purchase should not be based solely on the EU energy label on the tyre.

What does the price of the product indicate? Are more expensive summer tyres better than the more affordable ones?
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Premium class summer tyres

These are the most expensive tyres. Brands in this quality class have the lowest percentage of production errors and they make huge investments into product development. For example, new technologies are developed by making tyres for motor sports. Manufacturers of premium class tyres use tread pattern formulations, colloquially known as rubber formulations, that are based on nanotechnology. Such tyres are more water-repellant and provide better grip with the road surface in both wet and dry conditions. The keywords to describe these summer tyres would be SAFETY, FUEL EFFICIENCY and COMFORT. The manufacturers of premium tyres include Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin, Goodyear, Toyo.
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Mid-range summer tyres

The production of mid-range summer tyres is frequently based on product developments that are 5–10 years old, while the production plant is the same as used with premium class tyres. There are also instances where the tyres are produced by manufacturers whose development capacity is not very high and who have positioned themselves to cater to this particular customer segment. Although many of the features are not as good as those of premium class tyres, all tyres comply with stringent performance standards and reliable technologies are used in their production. The keywords to describe these summer tyres would be GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY. The manufactures of mid-range tyres include Sava, Dunlop, Landsail, Davanti, Uniroyal, Cooper.
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Affordable summer tyres

In general, the product development technology has been outsourced and is older than 10 years or the company does not engage in product development at all. The quality requirements for tyres are not as strict and instability can occur more frequently. It may also happen that the quality and characteristics of tyres may vary by batch. In this market segment, it is very hard for the customer to make a choice because the amount of products is the highest and the quality is very different between brands. There is also a high risk of buying dangerous summer tyres. About 5 years ago we could claim that ALL cheap summer tyres are poor and have no grip. Today, their quality may be well below mid-range tyres, but this product segment has considerably evolved and some small manufacturers have managed to hire the leading developers of big companies. We have divided the segment of affordable summer tyres into three subgroups.
What is the braking distance of different summer tyres on a wet road surface?
If the summer tyres do not cause much rolling noise and no vibrations are felt, the driver will not be able to tell the difference between the quality of the tyres under ordinary road coditions or in urban traffic. However, a major difference can be felt when it is necessary to turn the steering wheel abruptly or stop faster. The difference between the braking distances of premium tyres and affordable tyres under normal urban traffic speeds is approximately 12%, but with wet roads and in dangerous situations at higher speeds the difference between the tyres will be much greater! Imagine a scenario where your car has affordable summer tyres and you are driving on the motorway. The braking distance of the car ahead of you is 16 metres shorter on wet asphalt and it suddenly needs to stop – how big of a distance do you maintain? If the distance between the two cars is not significant, it is practically impossible to avoid collision. The safety of your loved ones and yourself is worth more than the few euros for more expensive tyres!
What is the braking distance of different summer tyres on a wet road surface?
When you purchase both tyres and wheels, you can have these sent to your house preassembled for only 10 €
When you order 4 or more summer tyres then the shipping is free
If you have ordered your summer tyres in the wrong size and they have not been mounted on the wheels, you can return them within 14 days and we will refund you.
Flexible payment options: bank transfer on the basis of an invoice or card payment
When choosing summer tyres, can you trust the energy label?
The EU energy label can be found on nearly all summer tyres. The label should highlight important information on the characteristics of the tyres. It includes the fuel efficiency of the tyres, grip on wet roads and the two indicators of outside noise level. Since the test for the energy label is perfomed by the manufacturers of the tyres and checked by the European Union only randomly, it may not reflect the whole truth. When choosing summer tyres, we recommend using the energy label as only one indicator.
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