Summer tires are ideal for high-performance vehicles and are built for speed and agility. They offer increased responsiveness, cornering, and braking capabilities. This is typically attributed to specialized tread patterns and rubber compounds that allow for improved precision on the road. The tread patterns of summer tires have less grooving and put more rubber in contact with the road. They are designed to provide maximum road-holding grip. The tread compounds of summer tires are designed to remain more flexible, allowing for better traction and grip. Summer tires may have shallower tread depths that allow for more stability when pushed closer to their limits.
It is a possibility to drive on summer tires all year round if the vehicle and the climate of the area you are in is sufficient. A summer tire loses its characteristics when the temperature drops below 7 degrees Celsius. This means that a summer tire under winter conditions (wet and cold) will perform less or even poorly. Nevertheless, a summer tire performs very well on dry high-temperature road surfaces and therefore has excellent grip. The rubber composition of summer tires is sturdy and hard.