Summer Tyres

Here at Smartfit Autocentre in Peterborough, we take great pride in offering the very best in high-quality tyres. Summer tyres were known for being a regular tyre up until the production of the winter tyre. Winter tyres were produced to ensure safety in icy and snowy conditions. Summer tyres are uniquely designed to provide far greater levels of higher performance, resistance against aquaplaning and allowing reduced braking distances when the temperature reaches 7oc and higher. The summer tyre is perfect for high-performance vehicles as they are built for agility and speed. The tyre is cleverly designed using a rubber compound which is softer than that of a winter tyre and allows better traction and grip to the ground, therefore, enhancing stability to allow higher levels of performance, improved braking, and cornering. When the temperature drops below 7oc, the special compound will become stiffer whereas the compound in a winter tyre will retain flexibility. There is also a vast difference in tread patterns as summer tyres will offer enhanced performance in the wet as the unique tread pattern is designed to help disperse excess water to prevent aquaplaning. It also has a more rounded outline which lowers the risk of rolling resistance enabling better grip.

Summer Tyres

The main benefits of purchasing a Summer Tyre are:

  • Improved speed and agility
  • Receptive steering
  • Enhanced road holding performance
  • Lower risk of aquaplaning
  • Greater grip
  • Better performance in the wet
  • Reduced braking distances
  • Minimal noise
  • We recommend you opt for a summer tyre is you drive more than 4000 miles per annum, drive in mixed conditions, require comfort and minimal noise, require better fuel efficiency and want the best safety for yourself and your passengers.

    We advise that if you use winter tyres, then you should replace these with summer tyres once the temperature is 7oc or above. If you are concerned about not having the space to store your tyres, then we are more than happy to store them for you in a large secure workshop and remind you when we feel they should be changed over.

    To purchase your summer tyres from us here at Smartfit Autocentre in Peterborough then why not use our easy online facility by entering the tyre size you require or your vehicle registration number and within a couple of clicks, you will be presented with a very competitive price. Alternatively, if it’s further advice you need then why not give us a call or pop in and speak to one of our highly skilled technicians who will be happy to offer advice.<